If I have one horror on earth which transcends all other horrors in horribleness, that horror is—pirates.
It looked so nice and comfortable, compared with the horribleness outside.
Amidst the horribleness of the dead, the men fought and lived.
He knew they spoke of the horribleness of death; but what was the cold script to the actuality?
He could not tell what fears had crowded upon him—they were indistinct in their horribleness—but some of them had already flown.
But somehow the blind men themselves seldom seem to be overwhelmed by its horribleness.
The horribleness of thus bidding for Bethulah flashed on me even as I spoke.
Cain's words therefore are here to be understood affirmatively, and they show the horribleness of his despair.
c.1300, from Old French horrible, orrible (12c.) "horrible, repugnant, terrifying," from Latin horribilis "terrible, fearful, dreadful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Used as a mere intensifier from mid-15c.