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It’s horrible to say, I know, but it felt so nice that the heat was off us for a while.

From Ozy

I think it also means I’m less likely to get hit on, which is a horrible thing that has happened to a lot of young women in fields where there aren’t enough women.

When planes were coming long-distance from London, Sydney, Narita or Hong Kong, it was horrible.

From Fortune

I walk into the store, and this woman just lights me up, and starts putting my face into an iPhone and saying I’m a horrible person, and dah, dah, dah.

From Ozy

New York City Mayor de Blasio announced on Sunday that Ocran lost her life, and he said that she was a “psych educator” at Jacobi and that it was a horrible loss for the family, for the hospital, and for the city.

“I had this horrible secret and it colored everything I did,” said Roome.

He is a true advocate for human rights who has paid a horrible price for standing up against the Assad dictatorship.

Indeed, the Japanese-owned corporation has set a horrible precedent.

Then, Gordon replied with, “Horrible behavior,” which was echoed by Pascal, who responded, “Actually despicable.”

Any difficulties we experience now are not as horrible as the constant fear of bombs.

He gasped a few times, then, gathering strength again, went on with that horrible spasmodic recitation.

My father, who was a professional cricketer, was smashed up by an accident, and I had three horrible years in employment in shops.

They have fought countless bloody wars and have committed countless horrible atrocities in their zeal for Him.

And yet, at the same moment you were protesting, and denouncing, and saying those horrible things about her!

You may read the horrible story for yourselves in the third chapter of the Second Book of Kings.


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to horrible, such as: abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, cruel, and disgusting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.