Translation of "horror" - English-Traditional 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

恐懼;震驚;(…的)震驚性,恐怖性
The crowd cried out in horror as the car burst into flames. 當汽車突然起火時,人群發出一陣驚恐的叫聲。
The thought of speaking in front of so many people fills me with horror. 一想到要在那麼多人面前講話,我心裡就不由得一陣害怕。
I then realized to my absolute horror, that I had forgotten the present. 那時我驚恐地意識到,我把禮物給忘了。
What the book does convey very successfully is the horror of war. 那本書的確成功描繪出戰爭的恐怖。
horrors [ plural ]

things that are very shocking or frightening

威脅;令人震驚的事
The population now faces the horrors of starvation. 人們現在正面臨著飢餓的威脅。
Nuclear war is one of the horrors that face the modern world. 核子戰爭是當今世介面臨的幾大威脅之一。

[ C ] informal a child who behaves very badly

淘氣鬼,搗蛋鬼
Her youngest boy is a little horror. 她最小的兒子是個小淘氣。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)