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Definition of Horrid

Horrid

  1. Rough; rugged; bristling.
  2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking; hence, very offensive.

Horrid Quotations

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
George Washington

If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
Thomas Carlyle

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
Thomas Carlyle

Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.
Henry James
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Horrid Translations

horrid in German is greulich, grauenvoll
horrid in Norwegian is redselsfull, vemmelig

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