[[t]hɒ̱rɪd, AM hɔ͟ːr-[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED If you describe something as horrid, you mean that it is very unpleasant indeed. [INFORMAL]

What a horrid smell!...

The winter was horrid.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n If you describe someone as horrid, you mean that they behave in a very unpleasant way towards other people. [INFORMAL]

I must have been a horrid little girl...

I love both my parents, but they're horrid to each other.


English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Horrid — Hor rid, a. [L. horridus. See {Horror}, and cf. {Ordure}.] 1. Rough; rugged; bristling. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horrid — (adj.) early 15c., hairy, shaggy, bristling, from L. horridus bristly, prickly, rough, horrid, frightful, from horrere to bristle with fear, shudder (see HORROR (Cf. horror)). Meaning horrible, causing horror is from c.1600. Sense weakened 17c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • horrid — may be seen as the least emphatic in a series of adjectives meaning ‘disagreeable’ which proceed with increasing severity to horrible and horrifying. Horrendous and horrific, once stronger still than any of these, have lost much of their power… …   Modern English usage

  • Horrīd — (lat.), starrend, rauh, struppig, ungeschlacht; Horridität, Rauheit, Struppigkeit etc …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Horrid — Horrīd (lat.), starrend, rauh, schauerlich; Horridität, Rauheit, Schauerlichkeit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • horrid — index deplorable, dire, disastrous, disreputable, heinous, lamentable, loathsome, objectionable, obnoxious …   Law dictionary

  • horrid — *horrible, horrific, horrendous Analogous words: distasteful, repellent, *repugnant, obnoxious: loathsome, *offensive, revolting, repulsive Antonyms: delightful Contrasted words: attractive, alluring, fascinating, charming (see under ATTRACT):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horrid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing horror. 2) informal very unpleasant. DERIVATIVES horridly adverb horridness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • horrid — [hôr′id, här′id] adj. [L horridus < horrere, to bristle, shake, be afraid < IE base * ĝhers , to bristle > GORSE] 1. Archaic bristling; shaggy; rough 2. causing a feeling of horror; terrible; revolting 3. very bad, ugly, unpleasant, etc …   English World dictionary

  • horrid — adj. 1) horrid to 2) horrid to + inf. (it s horrid of you to tease them like that) * * * [ hɒrɪd] horrid to horrid to + inf. (it s horrid of you to tease them like that) …   Combinatory dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”