[hawr-uh nt, hor-]


bristling; standing erect like bristles.

Nearby words

  1. horovitz,
  2. horowitz,
  3. horowitz, vladimir,
  4. horrendous,
  5. horrendously,
  6. horrible,
  7. horribly,
  8. horrid,
  9. horridly,
  10. horrific

Origin of horrent

1660–70; < Latin horrent- (stem of horrēns, present participle of horrēre to stand on end, bristle with fear), equivalent to horr- (see horrendous) + -ent- -ent

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Examples from the Web for horrent

  • All horrent the cobra exalts his hooded head, and the spanning jaws fly open.