horridly

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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