- The definition of horrendous is something really bad, horrible or awful.
An extremely bad and unpleasant experience is an example of a horrendous experience.
Origin: L horrendus from present participle of horrere: see horrid
- horrendously adverb
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Origin: From Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horrēre, to tremble.
- hor·renˈdous·ly adverb