3. [syn: repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horror]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Horror \Hor"ror\, n. [Formerly written horrour.] [L. horror, fr.
horrere to bristle, to shiver, to tremble with cold or dread,
to be dreadful or terrible; cf. Skr. h?sh to bristle.]
1. A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous
Such fresh horror as you see driven through the
wrinkled waves. --Chapman.
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
3. A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a
shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling
inspired by something frightful and shocking.
How could this, in the sight of heaven, without
horrors of conscience be uttered? --Milton.
4. That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom;
Breathes a browner horror on the woods. --Pope.
The horrors, delirium tremens. [Colloq.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: intense and profound fear
2: something that inspires dislike; something horrible; "the
painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
3: intense aversion [syn: repugnance, repulsion,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
107 Moby Thesaurus words for "horror":
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf-man, abhorrence, abject fear,
abomination, affright, alarm, allergy, angst, animosity, animus,
antagonism, antipasto, antipathy, anxiety, apprehension, aversion,
awe, blue funk, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, clawing,
cold sweat, consternation, cowardice, creeping flesh, cruciation,
crucifixion, detestation, disgust, dislike, dismay, distaste,
distress, dread, enmity, execration, fear, fear and trembling,
fee-faw-fum, fright, frightener, funk, ghost, ghoul, hate, hatred,
hell, hell upon earth, hobgoblin, holocaust, holy terror,
horrification, hostility, incubus, laceration, lancination,
loathing, martyrdom, monster, mortal horror, nausea, nervousness,
nightmare, odium, ogre, ogress, pain, panic, panic fear, passion,
persecution, perturbation, phantom, phobia, purgatory, queasiness,
rack, rancor, repugnance, repulsion, revenant, revulsion, scare,
scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, shock, shuddering, specter, stampede,
succubus, terror, torment, torture, trepidation, trepidity,
uneasiness, unholy dread, upset, vampire, werewolf, whet, wrench