American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Hideous; dreadful: "Horrendous explosions shook the whole city” ( Howard Kaplan).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearful; frightful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Fearful; frightful.
- adj. causing fear or dread or terror
- From Latin horrendus, future participle of horrēre ("to dread"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horrēre, to tremble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Back in 2007, advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit, citing what they called horrendous conditions at the psychiatric unit here at this hospital.”
“Probably a majority of ethical vegetarians, vegans, and humane animal farming types, are left of center, and many of them would say that the diet of the majority of Americans implicates them in horrendous cruelty — and surely the accusation of immorality is at least as insulting to upstanding folk as an accusation of being a hick.”
“Neither of us are comfortable in horrendous traffic, but we can do it.”
“These "independent" chicken catchers were forced to work 12-hour shifts in horrendous conditions for days on end, with no paid overtime.”
“They oppress and partake in horrendous bullying in interviews.”
“We are human and war, while horrendous is sometimes necessary.”
“And how do you explain horrendous murder and rape rate in South Africa?”
“Not to mention that the current system results in horrendous difficulties for some in society when the get small injuries.”
“That feeling flooded through me as we sat in horrendous Manhattan traffic.”
“Yes, there is no doubt 6 million Jews died in horrendous ways, and the Holocaust should always be remembered.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘horrendous’.
O before U.
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favourite word" and adds it to this list.
thunderfuck, incredible, merp, sara, flopparoo, smother, fugly, buer, plum, canny, nefelibata, cuntbucket and 1972 more...
All my favourite words that I come across!
My big word list.
Words Simon Cowell has used or you know would love to use in his onslaught of scathing remarks for American Idol contestants. C'mon, you know you love em!
Words that lend to the dark and dreary atmosphere of gothic literature.
hard word word 4 strong vocab
Looking for tweets for horrendous.