horridness


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hor·rid

 (hôr′ĭd, hŏr′-)
adj.
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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