horrendous

[ haw-ren-duhs, ho- ]
/ hɔˈrɛn dəs, hɒ- /

adjective

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

SYNONYMS FOR horrendous

OTHER WORDS FROM horrendous

hor·ren·dous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for horrendously

horrendous
/ (hɒˈrɛndəs) /

adjective

another word for horrific

Derived forms of horrendous

horrendously, adverb

Word Origin for horrendous

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