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horrible horrid horrific horrifying horrendous
All of these words except horrid can be used to describe a very unpleasant and shocking event, experience, or story.
In conversation, people use horrible and horrid to show their dislike for someone or something. These words can be used to describe almost anything which is unpleasant, ugly, disgusting, or depressing.
Horrible is also used in front of a noun to emphasize how bad something is. For example, you can say 'I've made a horrible mistake'.
Horrendous is usually used to describe something which is extremely difficult to deal with.
|Adj.||1.||horrifying - provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"|
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger