a terrible year
Affleck later called the period the “annus horribilis of my life.”
A Look Back at ‘Gigli,’ the Infamous Bennifer-Starring Film, on Its 10th Anniversary Marlow Stern July 31, 2013
The incident caps an annus horribilis for the Spanish Royal Family.
It’s Not Good to Be the King David Frum May 17, 2012
Finally, last season, Idol’s annus horribilis, the wheels fell off the cart entirely.
Four Reasons American Idol Is Back From the Dead Richard Rushfield March 7, 2011
It was an annus mirabilis for the hideous (Putin, Assad, Cyrus), an annus horribilis for just about everyone else.
The Year in Awful: Worst Columns of 2013 Michael Moynihan December 30, 2013
It has been, to put it mildly, an annus horribilis for the families of Pan Am Flight 103.
Love After Lockerbie Lloyd Grove August 9, 2010
Latin for dreadful year
This annus horribilis has been the worst in a decade, with high unemployment, corporate failures, and the downturn of the stock market.
modeled on annus mirabilis ‘remarkable year’
the other world; the land of fairies. Historical Examples He is created in the lowest stage of life, in Annwfn, the shadowy abyss at the base of Abred. Astronomical Myths John F. Blake In the tale of Pwyll, the earliest reference to Annwfn occurs. The Religion of the Ancient Celts J. A. MacCulloch Hence the […]
a combining form of or : anorectal. a combining form meaning “up,” “upper,” “upward”: anoopsia.
a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species. Historical Examples Celebes has a curious dwarf ox, the “anoa,” which is hardly bigger than a goat. Zoology: The Science of Animal Life Ernest Ingersoll The anoa seems also to point towards […]
noun any coleopterous beetle of the family Anobiidae, in which the pronotum characteristically forms a hood that more or less covers the head. The family includes such notorious pests as the furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) and the deathwatch beetle, the larvae of which attack furniture and beams See also deathwatch