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Meaning of HORROR

Pronunciation:  'horur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that inspires horror; something horrible; "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
  2. [n]  intense aversion
  3. [n]  intense and profound fear

HORROR is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
 See Also: disgust, fear, fearfulness, fright, thing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hor"ror\, n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr.
horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread,
to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. h?sh to bristle.]
1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous
   movement. [Archaic]

         Such fresh horror as you see driven through the
         wrinkled waves.                       --Chapman.

2. 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

3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a
   shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling
   inspired by something frightful and shocking.

         How could this, in the sight of heaven, without
         horrors of conscience be uttered?     --Milton.

4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom;

         Breathes a browner horror on the woods. --Pope.

{The horrors}, delirium tremens. [Colloq.]

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