Horrible meaning

hôrə-bəl, hŏr-
Very unpleasant; disagreeable.
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The definition of horrible is something very frightful, dreadful or shocking.

Sour milk is an example of something that would be described as tasting horrible.

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Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful.
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Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
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Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful.
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A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.
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A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.
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Origin of horrible

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

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

  • 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