horrid

[hawr-id, hor-]
adjective
1.
such as to cause horror; shockingly dreadful; abominable.
2.
extremely unpleasant or disagreeable: horrid weather; She thought her uncle was horrid.
3.
Archaic. shaggy or bristling; rough.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin horridus bristling, rough, equivalent to horr- (stem of horrēre to stand on end, bristle) + -idus -id4

horridly, adverb
horridness, noun


2. nasty, vile, odious, abominable.
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horrid (ˈhɒrɪd)
 
adj
1.  disagreeable; unpleasant: a horrid meal
2.  repulsive or frightening
3.  informal unkind
 
[C16 (in the sense: bristling, shaggy): from Latin horridus prickly, rough, from horrēre to bristle]
 
'horridly
 
adv
 
'horridness
 
n

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horrid
1410, "hairy, shaggy, bristling," from L. horridus "bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Sense weakened 17c. to "unpleasant, offensive."
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Example sentences
It is horrid and false and demeaning for both workers and clients.
Only later did the horrid understanding dawn that nobody was immune.
In some cases the animals have been abused and kept in horrid conditions.
Later a couple of horrid books and a disastrous interview stained his
  reputation.
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