- shockingly dreadful; horrible: a horrendous crime.
Origin of horrendous
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Examples from the Web for horrendously
The hatchet job quickly went viral, with the twitterverse agreeing that it was terribly funny and horrendously mean.Guy Fieri Battles Scathing New York Times Review by Pete Wells
November 16, 2012
To be fair, the problem that had to be addressed was horrendously complex.Preventing Another Bank Disaster
Jeffrey E. Garten
March 15, 2010
- another word for horrific
Word Origin and History for horrendously
1650s, from Latin horrendus "dreadful, fearful, terrible," literally "to be shuddered at," gerundive of horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Earlier form in English was horrend (mid-15c.).