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Horror - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] something that inspires horror; something horrible; "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
[n] intense aversion
[n] intense and profound fear

Synonyms

repugnance - (3 syllables), repulsion - (3 syllables), revulsion - (3 syllables)

See Also...

disgust, fear, fearfulness, fright, thing

Misc. Definitions

\Hor"ror\, n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr. horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread, to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. h?sh to bristle.]
1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. [Archaic] Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves. --Chapman.
2. A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.
3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking. How could this, in the sight of heaven, without horrors of conscience be uttered? --Milton.
4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness. Breathes a browner horror on the woods. --Pope. {The horrors}, delirium tremens. [Colloq.]

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