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hor·ror

 (hôr′ər, hŏr′-)
n.
1.
a. An intense, painful feeling of repugnance and fear.
b. A state or condition marked by this feeling: stood in horror looking at the scene. See Synonyms at fear.
2. An intense dislike or abhorrence: had a horror of being forced to play charades at the party.
3. A cause of horror: "The creature that had seemed a horror in its box was, up close, a figure of sorrow" (Paul Theroux).
4.
a. A genre of fiction or other artistic work evoking suspense and horror, especially through the depiction of gruesome or supernatural elements.
b. A work of this genre.
5. Informal One that is unpleasant, ugly, or disagreeable: That hat is a horror.
6. horrors Informal Intense nervous depression or anxiety. Often used with the.

[Middle English horrour, from Old French horreur, from Latin horror, from horrēre, to tremble.]

horror

(ˈhɒrə)
n
1. extreme fear; terror; dread
2. intense loathing; hatred
3. (often plural) a thing or person causing fear, loathing, etc
4. (modifier) having a frightening subject, esp a supernatural one: a horror film.
[C14: from Latin: a trembling with fear; compare hirsute]

hor•ror

(ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-)

n.
1. an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear: to shrink back in horror.
2. anything that causes such a feeling.
3. a strong aversion; abhorrence.
4. Informal. something considered bad or tasteless: That wallpaper is a horror.
5. horrors, Informal.
b. extreme depression.
adj.
6. inspiring or creating horror or loathing: a horror movie.
interj.
7. horrors, (used as a mild expression of dismay, surprise, disappointment, etc.)
[1520–30; < Latin, =horr(ēre) to bristle with fear + -or -or1]

horror

  • horrible, horror, horrid - Horrible, horror, and horrid are from Latin horrere, "stand on end" (hair) or "tremble, shudder," and the original sense of horrid was "bristly, shaggy, rough."
  • horrific, horrendous, horrible, horrid - In decreasing degree of horror: horrific, horrendous, horrible, horrid.
  • pant - The shock that makes you "gasp" is behind the word pant, from Latin phantasiare, "gasp in horror."
  • terror, horror - Terror is stronger than horror, though it usually lasts for a shorter time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horror - intense and profound fearhorror - intense and profound fear    
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
2.horror - something that inspires dislike; something horrible; "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"
3.horror - intense aversion
disgust - strong feelings of dislike

horror

noun
3. atrocity, awfulness, cruelty, outrage, ghastliness, gruesomeness, frightfulness, savageness the horror of this most bloody of civil wars
4. (Informal) rascal, terror (informal), devil, monkey, monster, perisher (Brit. informal), scamp, holy terror (informal) They can be little horrors though, little children, can't they?
Quotations
"Where there is no imagination there is no horror" [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet]
"Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life" [Jean Giraudoux The Enchanted]
"The horror! The horror!" [Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness]

horror

noun
1. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger:
Slang: cold feet.
Idiom: fear and trembling.
3. Informal. An object of extreme dislike:
Translations
رُعْب، هَلَعشَخْصٌ مُتْعِب جدافَزَع
hrůzapostrach
rædselskrækvæmmelse
kauhu
strava
rémségrettegés
ógn, skelfing; hryllingurviîbjóîur, hryllingur
恐怖
공포
keliantis siaubąpasibaisėjimas
briesmonispretīgumsriebumsšausmas
groza
fasa
ความเลวร้ายมาก
sự ghê rợn

horror

[ˈhɒrəʳ]
A. N
1. (= terror, dread) → horror m, pavor m; (= loathing, hatred) → horror m
to have a horror oftener horror a
to my horror I discovered I was locked outdescubrí con horror que me había dejado las llaves dentro
then, to my horror, it moved!luego ¡qué susto!, se movió
the horrors of warlos horrores de la guerra
that gives me the horrorseso me pone los pelos de punta
horrors!¡qué horror!
2.diablo m
that child is a little horrorese niño es un diablillo
you horror!¡bestia!
B. CPD horror film Npelícula f de terror

horror

[ˈhɒrər] n
(= terror) → horreur f
in horror → avec horreur
to my horror → à ma grande horreur
to have a horror of sth → avoir horreur de qch
(= ghastliness) → horreur f
the horrors of war → les horreurs de la guerrehorror film horror movie nfilm m d'épouvantehorror story nhistoire f d'épouvantehorror-stricken [ˈhɒrərstrɪkən] adjhorrifié(e)horror-struck adjhorrifié(e)horror writer nauteur m d'épouvantehors d'œuvre [ˌɔːrˈdɜːvrə] nhors-d'œuvre m inv

horror

n
Entsetzen nt, → Grauen nt; (= strong dislike)Horror m (→ of vor +dat); to have a horror of somethingeinen Horror vor etw (dat)haben; to have a horror of doing somethingeinen Horror davor haben, etw zu tun; he has a horror of growing older hat eine panische Angst vor dem Altwerden, ihm graut vor dem Altwerden; she shrank back in horrorsie fuhr entsetzt zurück; they watched in horrorsie sahen entsetzt zu; a scene of horrorein Bild ntdes Grauens
usu pl (= horrifying thing, of war etc) → Schrecken m, → Gräuel m
(inf) to be a real horrorfurchtbar sein (inf); you little horror!du kleines Ungeheuer! (inf)
(inf usages) to have the horrors (in delirium tremens) → weiße Mäuse sehen (inf); horror of horrors (referring to an actual event) → oh Schreck (inf); if, horror of horrors, …wenn, Gott behüte, …
attrHorror-; horror film or movie (esp US) → Horrorfilm m; horror storyHorrorgeschichte f; most people have a horror story about holidaysfast jeder kann eine Horrorgeschichte aus dem Urlaub erzählen; horror scenarioHorrorszenario nt; horror trip (inf)Horrortrip m

horror

[ˈhɒrəʳ] n (terror, dread) → spavento, terrore m; (loathing, hatred) → orrore m (fam) → peste f
he ran away in horror → è scappato terrorizzato
to have a horror of → avere il terrore di
that gives me the horrors (fam) → quello mi fa venire i brividi

horror

(ˈhorə) noun
1. great fear or dislike. She has a horror of spiders; She looked at me in horror.
2. a disagreeable person or thing. Her little boy is an absolute horror.
ˈhorrible adjective
1. causing horror; dreadful. a horrible sight.
2. unpleasant. What a horrible day!
ˈhorribleness noun
ˈhorribly adverb
ˈhorrid (-rid) adjective
1. unpleasant. That was a horrid thing to say.
2. dreadful. a horrid shriek.
horrific (həˈrifik) adjective
terrible; terrifying. a horrific accident; a horrific journey.
ˈhorrify (-fai) verb
to shock greatly. Mrs Smith was horrified to find that her son had a tattooed chest.
ˈhorrifying adjective

horror

فَزَع hrůza rædsel Entsetzen φρίκη horror kauhu horreur strava orrore 恐怖 공포 verschrikking redsel przerażenie horror ужас fasa ความเลวร้ายมาก dehşet sự ghê rợn 恐怖
References in classic literature ?
Again he raised the hands to caress the boy and then a look of horror swept over his face.
His arms were pinioned to his sides and there was horror and terror on his face, that looked imploringly at the youths from above the topmost coil of those encircling him.
Though this sudden and startling movement of the Indian produced no sound from the other, in the surprise her veil also was allowed to open its folds, and betrayed an indescribable look of pity, admiration, and horror, as her dark eye followed the easy motions of the savage.
If you speak to the judge, NOW--" The voice of Andrews faded away in horror.
This mournful scene exhibited a horror almost unparalleled: Some torn and eaten by wild beasts; those in the river eaten by fishes; all in such a putrified condition, that no one could be distinguished from another.
He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.
It was a death that blasted with strange horror the humble name of the dweller in the cottage, and made it seem almost a religious act to drive the plough over the little area of his habitation, and obliterate his place and memory from among men.
A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight.
but his horror was still more increased on observing that the head, which should have rested on his shoulders, was carried before him on the pommel of his saddle
Not ignoring what is good, I am quick to perceive a horror, and could still be social with it--would they let me --since it is but well to be on friendly terms with all the inmates of the place one lodges in.
Cassy had always kept over Legree the kind of influence that a strong, impassioned woman can ever keep over the most brutal man; but, of late, she had grown more and more irritable and restless, under the hideous yoke of her servitude, and her irritability, at times, broke out into raving insanity; and this liability made her a sort of object of dread to Legree, who had that superstitious horror of insane persons which is common to coarse and uninstructed minds.
But all those death's heads were motionless and their dumb horror was not alive.