Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a horrible way; very badly.
  • adv. To an extreme degree or extent.
  • adv. With a very bad effect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner to excite horror; dreadfully; terribly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a horrible manner; to a horrible degree; dreadfully: as, he was horribly mutilated; horribly afraid.
  • Exceedingly; intolerably: as, I am horribly tired.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. of a dreadful kind

Etymologies

horrible +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that Mary Cheney's book, Now It's My Turn (a title horribly reminiscent of Nancy Reagan's own attempt at self-justification, My Turn), is more than just a dismal disaster.

    Gene Stone: Mary, Queen of Squat

  • Pope John XXIII, we learn at length, had a passion for Alessandro Manzoni's novel "I Promessi Sposi" (which Wills horribly translates as "The Plighted Couple" ", hen the book is widely known as" The Betrothed ").

    Take Me To Your Leader

  • I'm not sure what the peak silver price will be because it will be measured in horribly devalued currencies all around the world.

    Spring Madness

  • Ianto, to me, was going to die horribly from the moment he arrived on the show.

    RTD = Deceptively Playful

  • The funny thing is despite all the rules, regulations and procedures, dozens of old organizational sites set up as projects by those above still may be found in horribly outdated form if one takes the time to poke around, at least internally, though the rules are supposed to apply here as well.

    Looks Like MOD Can Overrule JSC (and NASA HQ) PAO - NASA Watch

  • May 8, 2009 3: 16 PM darrelplant, GPS devices and Google Maps and all these other new mapping technologies suffer quite horribly from the same flaws as good old paper maps.

    What's in a number? (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I think we writer types shoudl engage with TV and film, or let our genre drift horribly from the mainstream.

    Development Hell (God's Teeth! I'm glad I'm not a scriptwriter!)

  • First of all, serial killers are scary without being rewarding because we only get to see somebody profiling them, and then, at best, shadowy images of them killing people in horribly creative ways.

    SeeLight:

  • NIGHT TWO Thursday PRE-OPENING This night I did call ahead to be sure of a place and was happy upon my arrival to find my name horribly misspelled in the computer, allowing me to rest easy that I had received the same treatment any enthusiastic diner would, and nothing special because of Augieland.

    restaurants

  • Especially after Rove & the boys slandered McCain horribly in the SC 2000 primary and McCain knows it.

    Think Progress » McCain’s advice to Frist:

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