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English definition of “horror”

horror

noun     /ˈhɒr.ər/ US  /ˈhɔːr.ɚ/
B2 [U] an extremely strong feeling of fear and shock , or the frightening and shocking character of something: The crowd cried out in horror as the car burst into flames . The thought of speaking in front of so many people fills me with horror. I then realized to my absolute horror, that I had forgotten the present . What the book does convey very successfully is the horror of war .Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words horrors [plural] things that are very shocking or frightening : The population now faces the horrors of starvation . Nuclear war is one of the horrors that face the modern world .Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad [C] UK informal a child who behaves very badly : Her youngest boy is a little horror.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
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