Horrible Definition

hôrə-bəl, hŏr-
adjective
horribler
Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful.
Webster's New World
Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
pleasant
noun

A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.

Wiktionary

A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
horror
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Other Word Forms of Horrible

Noun

Singular:
horrible
Plural:
horribles

Adjective

Base Form:
horrible
Comparative:
horribler

Origin of Horrible

  • First attested in Middle English (alternately as horrible and orrible) in 1303: from Old French horrible, from Latin horribilis, from horr(ēre) (“bristle with fear; shudder; stand on end; tremble”) + -ibilis (“-ible”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin horribilis from horrēre to tremble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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