What does horrendous mean?

horrendous meaning in General Dictionary

Fearful frightful

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  • causing concern or fear or terror
  • afraid; frightful.

horrendous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Latin horrendus "dreadful, fearful, awful," virtually "to be shuddered at," gerundive of horrere "to bristle with worry, shudder" (see scary). Earlier form in English ended up being horrend (mid-15c.).

horrendous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) afraid; frightful.

Sentence Examples with the word horrendous

A hollow tearing sound was followed by a horrendous crash outside the kitchen window.

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