You looked like ants to me, with your strangely segmented bodies and horrid mandibles.
Young says, “From a psychiatric perspective … it could all add up to explain how he could have performed such a horrid act.”
Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
Her ex-husband appears at her side—he, the father of the horrid daughter—and tells Mildred it's OK to hate your own child.
And bringing this home for all was the horrid beheading of American journalist James Foley.
"There's that horrid Jem Hardy," she said, suddenly, as they walked along the road.
"It looks particularly slippery and horrid," agreed Geraldine.
When he is listening, I say all the horrid, cynical, heartless things I can think of.
Her face grew scarlet as she put the horrid thought into words.
All the conversation of the rebel officers was interlarded with the most horrid profanity.
early 15c., "hairy, shaggy, bristling," from Latin horridus "bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Meaning "horrible, causing horror" is from c.1600. Sense weakened 17c. to "unpleasant, offensive."
[W]hile both [horrible and horrid] are much used in the trivial sense of disagreeable, horrible is still quite common in the graver sense inspiring horror, which horrid tends to lose .... [Fowler]Related: Horridly.