- a fit of extreme nervousness, panic, depression, revulsion, etc.
Other Word Forms of Horror
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Horror
- the horrors
Origin of Horror
From Old French horror, from Latin horror (“a bristling, a shaking, trembling as with cold or fear, terror”), from horrere (“to bristle, shake, be terrified”).
Middle English horrour from Old French horreur from Latin horror from horrēre to tremble
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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