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 (hôr′ĭd, hŏr′-)
1. Causing horror; dreadful.
2. Extremely disagreeable; offensive.
3. Archaic Bristling; rough.

[Alteration (influenced by Latin horridus, bristling) of Middle English horred, past participle of horren, to bristle, from Latin horrēre, to tremble, bristle.]

hor′rid·ly adv.
hor′rid·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horridness - a quality of extreme unpleasantnesshorridness - a quality of extreme unpleasantness
unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"
frightfulness - the quality of being frightful
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Yes, it may be a great tourist spot, but considering all the murders and acts of horridness, there's a good bet viewers are thinking twice about paying the region a visit.
Many asked why Sadeq Larijani was being treated as if he had committed an offense of equal horridness to what Ahmadi-nejad did.
Despite the horridness of what is going on, I said that the end of the regime is not imminent because foreign military intervention is not currently on the table.
And in retrospect, I was able to grasp the horridness of this racist, inhumane behavior of Israel.