- Horror means scary.
An example of horror used as an adjective is in the phrase "horror movie," which means a movie that is made to scare people.
- The definition of a horror is something scary or the feeling of being scared.
An example of a horror is a terrifying haunted house.
horror definition by Webster's New World
- Obsolete a shuddering
- the strong feeling caused by something frightful or shocking; shuddering fear and disgust; terror and repugnance
- strong dislike or aversion; loathing
- the quality of causing horror
- something that causes horror
- Informal something very bad, ugly, disagreeable, etc.
Origin: Middle English horrour ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin horror ; from horrere, to bristle: see horrid
horror definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear. See Synonyms at fear.
- Intense dislike; abhorrence.
- A cause of horror.
- Informal Something unpleasant, ugly, or disagreeable: That hat is a horror.
- horrors Informal Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the.
Origin: Middle English horrour, from Old French horreur, from Latin horror, from horrēre, to tremble.
horror - Phrases/Idioms