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horrid

[ hawr-id, hor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF horrid
  • adj.offensive
  • adj.horrible

Synonyms for horrid

  • atrocious
  • disgusting
  • distasteful
  • dreadful
  • embarrassing
  • ghastly
  • grisly
  • hideous
  • horrible
  • abhorrent
  • abusive
  • annoying
  • biting
  • cutting
  • detestable
  • disagreeable
  • discourteous
  • evil
  • foul
  • gross
  • impertinent
  • insolent
  • invidious
  • irritating
  • nasty
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Antonyms for horrid

  • attractive
  • delightful
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • wonderful
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORRID

I say, Mart, what is the use in being so horrid cross all the time?

You should have told me all about this horrid thing in the first place.

The smell of burning flesh was in the air, and horrid shrieks.

I hate to do it; for I shall have to show my ankles in these horrid trowsers.

I took the whip from our young driver and lashed the horrid animals as hard as I could.

The pig in his pen possessed for her the most horrid fascination.

Edwin turned his eyes upon the horrid monster; he grasped his boarspear in his hand.

He addressed himself to the figure with the immobile, horrid face.

They must have thought me so horrid for not having written before.

How silly to have fancied that such a horrid mess of colour was herself!

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "hairy, shaggy, bristling," from Latin horridus "bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Meaning "horrible, causing horror" is from c.1600. Sense weakened 17c. to "unpleasant, offensive."

Related: Horridly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HORRID

abominable

adjectiveawful, detestable

bloodcurdling

adjectivehorrible
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