horrid

  • 1 Horrid — Hor rid, a. [L. horridus. See {Horror}, and cf. {Ordure}.] 1. Rough; rugged; bristling. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 horrid — (adj.) early 15c., hairy, shaggy, bristling, from L. horridus bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful, from horrere to bristle with fear, shudder (see HORROR (Cf. horror)). Meaning horrible, causing horror is from c.1600. Sense weakened 17c.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 Horrīd — (lat.), starrend, rauh, struppig, ungeschlacht; Horridität, Rauheit, Struppigkeit etc …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 Horrid — Horrīd (lat.), starrend, rauh, schauerlich; Horridität, Rauheit, Schauerlichkeit …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 horrid — index deplorable, dire, disastrous, disreputable, heinous, lamentable, loathsome, objectionable, obnoxious …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 horrid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing horror. 2) informal very unpleasant. DERIVATIVES horridly adverb horridness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 horrid — [hôr′id, här′id] adj. [L horridus < horrere, to bristle, shake, be afraid < IE base * ĝhers , to bristle > GORSE] 1. Archaic bristling; shaggy; rough 2. causing a feeling of horror; terrible; revolting 3. very bad, ugly, unpleasant, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 horrid — adj. 1) horrid to 2) horrid to + inf. (it s horrid of you to tease them like that) * * * [ hɒrɪd] horrid to horrid to + inf. (it s horrid of you to tease them like that) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 horrid — [[t]hɒ̱rɪd, AM hɔ͟ːr [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as horrid, you mean that it is very unpleasant indeed. [INFORMAL] What a horrid smell!... The winter was horrid. Syn: horrible 2) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n If you describe someone… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 horrid — adjective Etymology: Latin horridus, from horrēre Date: 1590 1. archaic rough, bristling 2. innately offensive or repulsive: a. inspiring horror ; shocking b. inspiring disgust or loathing ; nasty …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 horrid — horridly, adv. horridness, n. /hawr id, hor /, adj. 1. such as to cause horror; shockingly dreadful; abominable. 2. extremely unpleasant or disagreeable: horrid weather; She thought her uncle was horrid. 3. Archaic. shaggy or bristling; rough.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 horrid — adjective /ˈhɒɹɪd/ a) bristling, rough, rugged His haughtie Helmet. horrid all with gold,//Both glorious brightnesse and great terror bredd. , The Faerie Queen, I vii 31 b) causing horror or dread Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 horrid — hor|rid [ˈhɔrıd US ˈho: , ˈha: ] adj especially BrE [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: horridus rough, hairy , from horrere; HORROR] 1.) informal very unpleasant = ↑nasty ▪ a horrid smell 2.) old fashioned behaving in a nasty unkind way ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 horrid — adjective informal especially BrE 1 very unpleasant: a horrid smell 2 behaving in a nasty unkind way: Don t be so horrid! horridly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 horrid — UK [ˈhɒrɪd] / US [ˈhɔrɪd] adjective 1) extremely unpleasant What a horrid thing to say! Tom s always being horrid to me. 2) extremely shocking …

    English dictionary

  • 18 horrid — adj. 1 horrible, revolting. 2 colloq. unpleasant, disagreeable (horrid weather; horrid children). 3 poet. rough, bristling. Derivatives: horridly adv. horridness n. Etymology: L horridus f. horrere bristle, shudder …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 horrid — See horrible, horrid …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 horrid — /ˈhɒrəd / (say horuhd) adjective 1. such as to cause horror; dreadful; abominable. 2. extremely unpleasant or disagreeable: horrid weather. {Latin horridus bristling, rough} –horridly, adverb –horridness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

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