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Definition of Horror

Horror

  1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.
  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.
  3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
  4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.

Horror Quotations

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Edgar Allan Poe

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Eleanor Roosevelt

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.
Kim Elizabeth

I'm a fan of horrors. I love the ones that make you jump. My girlfriend hates it. I've been dating her for one-and-a-half years and I'm crazy about her, but she's terrified of horror films. Not the cute 'Will you hold me?' way, but she's weeping. With 'House of Wax,' we'll be sleeping and I'll go to the bathroom and she's sitting up waiting for me.
Jared Padalecki

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Horror Translations

horror in Afrikaans is horror
horror in Danish is afsky
horror in Dutch is gruwel, gruweldaad, verschrikking
horror in German is Abscheu {f}
horror in Italian is orrore, spaventi, orrore
horror in Latin is atrox
horror in Norwegian is redsel, forferdelse
horror in Spanish is abominacion, horror, susto
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