[ haw-ren-duhs, ho- ]
/ hɔˈrɛn dəs, hɒ- /
shockingly dreadful; horrible: a horrendous crime.
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Origin of horrendous
1650–60; < Latin horrendus dreadful, to be feared (gerund of horrēre to bristle, shudder), equivalent to horr- (akin to hirsute) + -endus gerund suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM horrendoushor·ren·dous·ly, adverb
Words nearby horrendous
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Example sentences from the Web for horrendously
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To be fair, the problem that had to be addressed was horrendously complex.
British Dictionary definitions for horrendously
/ (hɒˈrɛndəs) /
another word for horrific
Derived forms of horrendoushorrendously, adverb
Word Origin for horrendous
C17: from Latin horrendus fearful, from horrēre to bristle, shudder, tremble; see horror
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