Origin of horrid
Examples from the Web for horrid
Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
This world is a horrid cancer that no decent soul should ever partake from.Is This The Most Hated Man in Books?: Twitter vs. Edward Champion|Brandy Zadrozny|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And bringing this home for all was the horrid beheading of American journalist James Foley.
The state likely will lead in the countervailing lawsuits when (insert a horrid disease here) is found to be linked to e-puffing.Big Tobacco, Not MRSA, Is the Real Problem With E-Cigarettes|Kent Sepkowitz|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Revisit that horrid 1997 Psycho redo, or the misguided ABC miniseries version of The Shining that came out the same year.
Ghastly images are before us and around us, the mystic symbols of a horrid religion!The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
The agony of her spirit, involved in endless and horrid labyrinths of doubt, is powerfully portrayed.The Life of Friedrich Schiller|Thomas Carlyle
But December rain has a strange, horrid quality of chilly persistence.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days|Arnold Bennett
And the horrid woman grinned at him as she repeated his words.The Claverings|Anthony Trollope
I am sure it will fall, and there will be a horrid accident.King of the Air|Herbert Strang
British Dictionary definitions for horrid
Word Origin for horrid
Word Origin and History for horrid
early 15c., "hairy, shaggy, bristling," from Latin horridus "bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Meaning "horrible, causing horror" is from c.1600. Sense weakened 17c. to "unpleasant, offensive."
[W]hile both [horrible and horrid] are much used in the trivial sense of disagreeable, horrible is still quite common in the graver sense inspiring horror, which horrid tends to lose .... [Fowler]