Had a horror of being forced to play charades at the party.
An example of a horror is a terrifying haunted house.
That hat is a horror.
A matinee of horror movies.
An example of horror used as an adjective is in the phrase "horror movie," which means a movie that is made to scare people.
- a fit of extreme nervousness, panic, depression, revulsion, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of horror
- Middle English horrour from Old French horreur from Latin horror from horrēre to tremble
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).