Associations to the word «Horrible»

Wiktionary

HORRIBLE, noun. A thing that causes horror; a terrifying thing, particularly a prospective bad consequence asserted as likely to result from an act.
HORRIBLE, noun. A person wearing a comic or grotesque costume in a parade of horribles.
HORRIBLE, adjective. Causing horror; terrible; shocking.
HORRIBLE, adjective. Tremendously bad.

Dictionary definition

HORRIBLE, adjective. Provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats