horrible Definition

  • 1causing or likely to cause horror; shocking
  • 2very unpleasant or bad

Using horrible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "horrible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The movie was so horrible that I had to leave the theater.

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    The weather today is just horrible.

  • Example

    She had a horrible experience at the dentist.

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    The food tasted horrible.

horrible Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with horrible

  • a situation or place that is very untidy or disorganized


    The kitchen was a horrible mess after the party.

  • an unpleasant or disturbing idea


    The horrible thought of losing her child kept her up at night.

  • an unfortunate or tragic outcome


    The character met a horrible fate in the end of the story.

Origins of horrible

from Latin 'horribilis', meaning 'terrible'


Summary: horrible in Brief

The term 'horrible' [ˈhɒrəbl] refers to something that causes horror or shock, or is very unpleasant or bad. It can describe anything from a movie to the weather, as in 'The movie was so horrible that I had to leave the theater.' 'Horrible' can also be used in phrases like 'a horrible mess,' referring to a very untidy or disorganized situation, and 'a horrible thought,' describing an unpleasant or disturbing idea.

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