Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Hideous; dreadful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fearful; frightful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Fearful; frightful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Extremely bad; awful; terrible.

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

  • adjective causing fear or dread or terror

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin horrendus, from gerundive of horrēre, to tremble.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin horrendus, future participle of horrēre ("to dread").

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