annus horribilis

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an·nus hor·rib·i·lis

 (ăn′əs hô-rĭb′ə-lĭs, hŏ-)
n. pl. an·ni hor·rib·i·les (ăn′ī hô-rĭb′ə-lēz, ăn′ē, hŏ-)
A year notable for great adversity or misfortune; a disastrous year.

[New Latin : annus, year + horribilis, horrible.]
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annus horribilis

(ˈænʊs hɒˈriːbɪlɪs)
n
a terrible year
[C20: from Latin, modelled on annus mirabilis, first used by Elizabeth II of the year 1992]
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annus horribilis

A Latin phrase meaning year of horrors, used to mean a year in which many horrible things happened.
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Yesterday's Budget announcement means it will truly be an annus horibilis.
2009 was an annus horibilis for many injection moulding machinery makers.
This has been his annus horibilis at Anfield, a season in which just about everything that possibly could go wrong has gone wrong: key players injured or out of form, no fresh investment and even beachballs conspiring against the Spaniard.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay seems to be fighting back after 2009 too, a year he describes as his annus horibilis.
BORO need to draw a line under their annus horibilis before things are allowed to get any worse.
AFTER last year's annus horibilis, a big turnover of playing personnel was always on the cards at Wigan.
In a personal message that appeared on the club's website last week, Hammam borrowed words famously used by the Queen in 2001 and described the last year as an 'annus horibilis.'
After 21 years in the rail industry Mike has been through his own annus horibilis.
Taylor diehards would swear their man is blinding value at 4-6 with Ladbrokes and Totesport, the biggest price he has gone to post for three years when he rounded off an annus horibilis by exiting at the quarter-final stage.
THE Queen once famously called it an annus horibilis.