Henry was horridly honest and absurdly upright to be a newspaper editor in a thriving provincial town.
After all the pains I have taken, to think you should spell so horridly as this.
A dart of keenest pity, even admiration, went through her, horridly painful.
You talk most horridly when you get started on certain subjects.
What a devil have we below, quoth Jupiter, that howls so horridly?
And that, you know, would raise the laugh against us all horridly.
Colette placed her hand over his mouth and turning to Sylvia, murmured, "They are horridly untruthful, these men."
Lady E. Blandish, I am horridly peevish; have you any thing new to divert me?
He knew how lately, and how horridly, it had fed; yet here it was as ravenous as ever.
Veloso, however, became apprehensive of personal danger, and horridly vociferated for assistance on his approach to the shore.
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.