Horrid Definition

hôrĭd, hŏr-
adjective
horrider, horridest
Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; revolting.
Webster's New World
Extremely disagreeable; offensive.
American Heritage
Bristling; shaggy; rough.
Webster's New World
Very bad, ugly, unpleasant, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of horrid is something that is unpleasant, disagreeable or terrible.
An example of something that would be described as horrid is the taste of spoiled milk.
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Other Word Forms of Horrid

Adjective

Base Form:
horrid
Comparative:
horrider
Superlative:
horridest

Origin of Horrid

  • Alteration (influenced by Latin horridus bristling) of Middle English horred past participle of horren to bristle from Latin horrēre to tremble, bristle

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

  • From Latin horridus (“rough, bristly, savage, shaggy, rude”), from horrere (“to bristle”). See horrent, horror, ordure

    From Wiktionary

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