horrible/horrendous/horrid [adj] repulsive, very unpleasant abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, beastly, cruel, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, eerie, execrable, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gross*, gruesome, heinous, hideous, loathsome, lousy, lurid, mean, nasty, obnoxious, offensive, repellent, revolting, scandalous, scary, shameful, shocking, terrible, terrifying, ungodly, unholy, unkind; concepts 529,537 —Ant. agreeable, delightful, magnificent, pleasant, pleasing, wonderful

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  • horrible - horrid - horrific - horrifying - horrendous — All of these words except horrid can be used to describe a very unpleasant and shocking event, experience, or story. ...an imaginary torture, perhaps, but all the more horrible. It was one of the most horrific experiences of my life.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horrible — adjective 1) a horrible murder Syn: dreadful, awful, terrible, shocking, appalling, horrifying, horrific, horrendous, horrid, hideous, grisly, ghastly, gruesome, gory, harrowing, heinous, vile …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • horrible, horrid — Each of these words means dreadful, extremely unpleasant or disagreeable, abominable. One can speak of a horrid disease or a horrible disease with equal meaning and emphasis. Both words are intensives, that is, terms that have a strong emotional… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • horrid — adj horrible, horrendous, horrifying, dreadful. See horrible(def.1) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • horrible — Synonyms and related words: abhorrent, abominable, appalling, arrant, astounding, atrocious, awe inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, deadly, deplorable, despicable, detestable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horrible — 1 Horrible, horrid, horrific, horrendous mean inspiring horror or abhorrence. Horrible (see also FEAR FUL 2) is the general term for what inspires horror {some . . . horrible form, which might deprive your sovereignty of reason Shak.} {wrongs and …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horrid — may be seen as the least emphatic in a series of adjectives meaning ‘disagreeable’ which proceed with increasing severity to horrible and horrifying. Horrendous and horrific, once stronger still than any of these, have lost much of their power… …   Modern English usage

  • horrendous — horrific, *horrible, horrid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horrendous — [hô ren′dəs, həren′dəs] adj. [L horrendus < prp. of horrere: see HORRID] horrible; frightful horrendously adv …   English World dictionary

  • horrid — *horrible, horrific, horrendous Analogous words: distasteful, repellent, *repugnant, obnoxious: loathsome, *offensive, revolting, repulsive Antonyms: delightful Contrasted words: attractive, alluring, fascinating, charming (see under ATTRACT):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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