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Meaning of HORRENDOUS

Pronunciation:  ho'rendus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
 

HORRENDOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrific, terrible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hor*ren"dous\, a. [L. horrendus.]
Fearful; frightful. [Obs.] --I. Watts.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: appalling, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, beastly, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fell, formidable, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, gruesome, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, macabre, morbid, redoubtable, rotten, schrecklich, shocking, terrible, terrific, tragic, tremendous, unspeakable
 

 

 

 

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