Definitions of horror

  1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Excessive fear accompanied with shuddering; extreme dread; great disgust; that which fills with dread or terror; as, the horror of a great crime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A shuddering: excessive fear: that which excites horror. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A shuddering with fear; dread; sensation produced by anything frightful; cause of horror. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Some great calamity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Shivering or shuddering; excessive far; dread with shrinking or loathing; that which excites horror. The horrors, extreme bodily and mental agitation, due to excess in drinking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. An excessive degree of fear with a shuddering; extreme dread or terror mixed with detestation; gloom; dreariness; that which excites horror. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for horror

  1. Their faces assumed an aspect of stony horror as they turned their eyes upon the shrinking girl. – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  2. As for the poor mother, she could only hold up her two hands for horror – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn