Origin of horrible
Examples from the Web for horrible
He is a true advocate for human rights who has paid a horrible price for standing up against the Assad dictatorship.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the Japanese-owned corporation has set a horrible precedent.Kim Jong Un, Avert Your Eyes: Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Gets the Porn Parody Treatment|Aurora Snow|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, Gordon replied with, “Horrible behavior,” which was echoed by Pascal, who responded, “Actually despicable.”Exclusive: Sony Emails Slam Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow and Jaden Smith, Gush Over Ryan Gosling|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any difficulties we experience now are not as horrible as the constant fear of bombs.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present|Anna Nemtsova|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Actually seeing someone perish is horrible for people to see—whether you have covered tough stories in the past or not.
Tell's eye was true, so he consented to the horrible proposal.Golden Deeds|Anonymous
It was a horrible thought, which subsequent experience unhappily did not tend to dispel.A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2|Florence Warden
I cannot tell you anything of the time I spent there, shut up in the gloomy castle; it was horrible beyond all words.A Monk of Cruta|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Just now the idea is horrible to ignorant people, but the faith will spread.The Penalty|Gouverneur Morris
I judge that my swoon lasted four hours, and when I came to my senses I found myself in this horrible position.The Red True Story Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for horrible
Word Origin for horrible
Word Origin and History for horrible
c.1300, from Old French horrible, orrible (12c.) "horrible, repugnant, terrifying," from Latin horribilis "terrible, fearful, dreadful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Used as a mere intensifier from mid-15c.