American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear. See Synonyms at fear.
- n. Intense dislike; abhorrence.
- n. A cause of horror.
- n. Informal Something unpleasant, ugly, or disagreeable: That hat is a horror.
- n. Informal Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bristling or ruffling, as of the surface of water; a rippling.
- n. A shivering or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever, usually accompanied with contraction and roughening of the skin; a rigor.
- n. A painful emotion of fear or abhorrence; a shuddering with terror or loathing; the feeling inspired by something frightful or shocking.
- n. Shrinking dread; great dislike or repugnance: as, to hold publicity in horror; to have a horror of falsehood.
- n. That which excites horror or terror; that which causes gloom or dread: as, the horrors of war; a place of horrors.
- n. Delirium tremens.
- n. An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.
- n. An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.
- n. A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.
- n. informal An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; this sense can also be spoken or written as the horrors.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Archaic A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.
- n. A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a
rigor, and more marked than an algor.
- n. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
- n. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.
- n. intense aversion
- n. something that inspires dislike; something horrible
- n. intense and profound fear
- From Latin horror ("a bristling, a shaking, trembling as with cold or fear, terror"), from horrere ("to bristle, shake, be terrified"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English horrour, from Old French horreur, from Latin horror, from horrēre, to tremble. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, imagine *the horror, the horror* when we decided to try California Vegan, went in, and found that California Vegan, which replaced that god awful Thai restaurant, was, in fact, vegan Thai!”
“In the horror of the darkness which enveloped us, the _horror of space_ came over my spirit.”
“Terrified by her vision of the living dead, Orra becomes hyperkinetic, twice dragging male characters backwards to protect them, shrinking in horror from the Countess, kneeling, and running up to console Hughobert.”
“I would almost literally recoil in horror from the book on the bed beside me and my husband would say "why are you reading that if it's so upsetting?”
“S ome are mooting the idea of stripping John C. Yoo of his tenure at Boalt Hall, but I recoil in horror from the notion.”
“But if you've read it, you know that those emotions you associate with the term horror -- dread, suspense, despair, fear -- are in this book.”
“We're looking at the newest Adobe Photo Shop and reeling in horror from the enormous price - it's too much and too complicated - we're into simple.”
“From these three statements they get the military idea of women, children, and God, and the heart of the knitting woman recoils in horror from the cold brutality of it all.”
“We could have a very heated discussion whether horror is a genre or just a writing technique intended to create the feeling of fear, terror, disgust.”
“Because I'm already kind of depressed about the whole SFX editorial comments that there aren't really any notable female writers in horror, which is why the horror edition was all males.”
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