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.]

annus horribilis

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

annus horribilis

A Latin phrase meaning year of horrors, used to mean a year in which many horrible things happened.
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Annus horribilis "' en matiere d'importation, 2017 a surtout signe un accroissement notable des achats de produits alimentaires (+22,1%) et le maintien du deficit de la balance alimentaire a un niveau eleve (-1.
2017 didn't become the year of the populist anti-European, an annus horribilis for European ideals.
This year has been a truly annus horribilis for Theresa May but it can be argued that much of it is of her own making and her Government is not always helping us have a better time of it either.
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Perhaps, after the annus horribilis that was 2015--which began and ended with terrorist attacks in Paris--the French reading public needed a broadly upbeat tale about the positive ramifications of whimsicality, of living in a nonjudgmental and nonviolent world that celebrates each individual's quirky inclinations and desires.
As a result, we have had an annus horribilis marked by a "Nero effect.
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Would that they could have done the same for young Master Bieber, whose annus horribilis has now spilled in spectacular fashion into 2014.
His 2013 was in danger of becoming his annus horribilis following a caution for urinating on nightclub bouncers, followed by a cricket ban for aiming a kick at an opposition batsman.
According to the Mirror, Panesar's 2013 was in danger of becoming his annus horribilis following a caution for urinating on nightclub bouncers, followed by a cricket ban for aiming a kick at an opposition batsman.