horrendous

[ haw-ren-duhs, ho- ]
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adjective
  1. shockingly dreadful; horrible: a horrendous crime.

Origin of horrendous

1
1650–60; <Latin horrendus dreadful, to be feared (gerund of horrēre to bristle, shudder), equivalent to horr- (akin to hirsute) + -endus gerund suffix

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Other words from horrendous

  • hor·ren·dous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for horrendous

horrendous

/ (hɒˈrɛndəs) /


adjective
  1. another word for horrific

Origin of horrendous

1
C17: from Latin horrendus fearful, from horrēre to bristle, shudder, tremble; see horror

Derived forms of horrendous

  • horrendously, adverb

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