Translation of "horror" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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horrornoun

uk /ˈhɒr.ər/ us /ˈhɔːr.ɚ/

B2 [ U ] an extremely strong feeling of fear and shock, or the frightening and shocking character of something

恐惧;震惊;(…的)震惊性,恐怖性
The crowd cried out in horror as the car burst into flames. 当汽车突然起火时人群发出一阵惊恐的叫声。
The thought of speaking in front of so many people fills me with horror. 一想到要在那么多人面前讲话,我心里就不由得一阵害怕。
I then realized to my absolute horror, that I had forgotten the present. 那时我惊恐地意识到,我把礼物给忘了。
What the book does convey very successfully is the horror of war. 那本书的确成功描绘出了战争的恐怖。
horrors [ plural ]

things that are very shocking or frightening

威胁;令人震惊的事
The population now faces the horrors of starvation. 人们现在面临着饥饿的威胁。
Nuclear war is one of the horrors that face the modern world. 核战争是当今世界面临的几大威胁之一。

[ C ] informal a child who behaves very badly

淘气鬼,捣蛋鬼
Her youngest boy is a little horror. 她的小儿子是个小淘气鬼。

More examples

  • Few journalists have managed to convey the full horror of the situation.
  • We watched in horror as they pulled the bodies from the wreckage.
  • The prospect of parenthood filled her with horror.
  • The true horror of the accident did not become clear until the following morning.
  • Local people regard this idea of a motorway through their village with horror.

(Translation of “horror” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)