- delirium tremens.
- extreme depression.
Origin of horror
Synonyms for horror
Antonyms for horror
Related Words for horrordismay, consternation, fright, apprehension, dread, disgust, terror, awe, panic, hatred, abhorrence, repugnance, hate, alarm, antipathy, abomination, trepidation, aversion, detestation, monstrosity
Examples from the Web for horror
Contemporary Examples of horror
In the end, the clarity that comes from moments of horror can help us recommit to deeper principles.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
“Internationally there has been a lot of horror and contempt for her actions, domestically very little,” he said.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
December 30, 2014
The grief in this house is extreme of course; this is a horror movie, after all.
Of course, you can read this just as a brilliant, subversive coda to a horror movie.
Like many other Pakistani Taliban, Jamal has his own horror stories to tell, which he believes can justify any bloody retribution.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of horror
Then came smoke, the smell of scorching linen, and a cry of horror from Celine.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
There must be women there, and women meant screams, horror, betrayal.
So I said I didn't love her to save her from the knowledge of this horror.Viviette
William J. Locke
Her friends advised her to leave it, but she had a horror of removal, of change.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Andrew, thrilling with horror, recognized one as a sawed-off shotgun.
Word Origin for horror
early 14c., from Old French horror (12c., Modern French horreur) and directly from Latin horror "dread, veneration, religious awe," a figurative use, literally "a shaking, trembling, shudder, chill," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder," from PIE root *ghers- "to bristle" (cf. Sanskrit harsate "bristles," Avestan zarshayamna- "ruffling one's feathers," Latin eris (genitive) "hedgehog," Welsh garw "rough"). As a genre in film, 1934. Chamber of horrors originally (1849) was a gallery of notorious criminals in Madame Tussaud's wax exhibition.
see under throw up one's hands.