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 Dictionary entry overview: What does horrendous mean? 

HORRENDOUS (adjective)
  The adjective HORRENDOUS has 1 sense:

1. causing fear or dread or terror

  Familiarity information: HORRENDOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HORRENDOUS (adjective)

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Causing fear or dread or terror


terrible; horrendous; frightening; fearsome; fearful; dreadful; dreaded; dread; direful; dire; horrific; awful

Context examples:

the awful war / an awful risk / dire news / a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked / the dread presence of the headmaster / polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was / a dreadful storm / a fearful howling / horrendous explosions shook the city / a terrible curse


alarming (causing alarm or fear)

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