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horrid

[hawr-id, hor-] /ˈhɔr ɪd, ˈhɒr-/
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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin horridus bristling, rough, equivalent to horr- (stem of horrēre to stand on end, bristle) + -idus -id4
Related forms
horridly, adverb
horridness, noun
Synonyms
2. nasty, vile, odious, abominable.
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British Dictionary definitions for horridly

horrid

/ˈhɒrɪd/
adjective
1.
disagreeable; unpleasant a horrid meal
2.
repulsive or frightening
3.
(informal) unkind
Derived Forms
horridly, adverb
horridness, noun
Word Origin
C16 (in the sense: bristling, shaggy): from Latin horridus prickly, rough, from horrēre to bristle
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Word Origin and History for horridly
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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