2. [syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Horrid \Hor"rid\, a. [L. horridus. See Horror, and cf.
1. Rough; rugged; bristling. [Archaic]
Horrid with fern, and intricate with thorn.
2. Fitted to excite horror; dreadful; hideous; shocking;
hence, very offensive.
Not in the legions
Of horrid hell. --Shak.
The horrid things they say. --Pope.
Syn: Frightful; hideous; alarming; shocking; dreadful; awful;
terrific; horrible; abominable.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exceedingly bad; "when she was bad she was horrid"
2: grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
"subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of
injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
[syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
103 Moby Thesaurus words for "horrid":
abhorrent, abominable, appalling, arrant, astounding, atrocious,
awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, base, beastly,
beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, deplorable,
despicable, detestable, dire, direful, disgusting, dread, dreaded,
dreadful, egregious, enormous, fell, fetid, filthy, flagrant,
forbidding, formidable, foul, frightful, fulsome, ghastly,
ghoulish, grievous, grim, grisly, gross, gruesome, hateful,
heinous, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying,
infamous, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, lurid, macabre, monstrous,
morbid, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious,
offensive, outrageous, pitiable, pitiful, rank, redoubtable,
regrettable, repellent, repelling, reprehensible, repugnant,
repulsive, revolting, rotten, sad, scandalous, schlock,
schrecklich, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, sordid,
squalid, terrible, terrific, terrifying, too bad, tragic,
tremendous, unclean, unspeakable, vile, villainous, woeful, worst,