horrid


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Horrid \Hor"rid\, a. [L. horridus. See Horror, and cf.
   Ordure.]
   1. Rough; rugged; bristling. [Archaic]
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            Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking;
      hence, very offensive.
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            Not in the legions
            Of horrid hell.                       --Shak.
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            The horrid things they say.           --Pope.

   Syn: Frightful; hideous; alarming; shocking; dreadful; awful;
        terrific; horrible; abominable.
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