Origin of horrendous
Examples from the Web for horrendous
It takes just as long to fly to Miami, he ponders, as it does to navigate the horrendous traffic on the Long Island Expressway.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My religion did not allow me to be quiet about these horrendous crimes that I have seen.Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000 More|Josh Rogin|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was horrendous, because what the temperature of that water does to your pride… Stone: …and Prejudice.Emma Stone and Colin Firth on Woody Allen, Shrinkage, and Live-Texting ‘Bridget Jones’|Marlow Stern|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even when bred in captivity, Leahy said breeding facilities are often horrendous, resembling factory farming.
And when you peacefully protest their stereotyping of you, they lash back at you and they call you horrendous, horrific names.Amanda Blackhorse Is ‘Confident’ Snyder Will Lose His Redskins Appeal|Robert Silverman|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a man alone, or at any rate a member of the human race alone, could compass an effect so horrendous.Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
Like some horrendous, watchful gargoyle, the Nipe crouched motionlessly on the shadowed roof of the low building.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
As he shook he gave tone, emitting a most horrendous yell of pain and rage.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
It was the most horrendous campaign, for sheer concentration, that had ever battered at the public mind.And All the Earth a Grave|Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)
Slowly, irresistibly, the horrendous figure stalked forth into the dim light.The Master Mystery|Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
British Dictionary definitions for horrendous
Word Origin for horrendous
Word Origin and History for horrendous
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.).