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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

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

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

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
David Byrne

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.
Henry Anatole Grunwald

Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.
H. P. Lovecraft
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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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