Horribleness



[hawr-uh-buh l, hor-] /ˈhɔr ə bəl, ˈhɒr-/

adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful:
a horrible sight.
2.
extremely unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting:
horrible living conditions.
/ˈhɒrəbəl/
adjective
1.
causing horror; dreadful
2.
disagreeable; unpleasant
3.
(informal) cruel or unkind
adj.

c.1300, from Old French horrible, orrible (12c.) “horrible, repugnant, terrifying,” from Latin horribilis “terrible, fearful, dreadful,” from horrere “to bristle with fear, shudder” (see horror). Used as a mere intensifier from mid-15c.

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