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horribleadjective

 us   /ˈhɔr·ə·bəl, ˈhɑr-/
very ​bad, ​unpleasant, or ​disgusting: There was a horrible ​smelloutside the ​factory.
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horribleadjective

uk   /ˈhɒr.ə.bəl/  us   /ˈhɔːr.ə.bəl/
A2 very ​unpleasant or ​bad: He's got a horrible ​cold. What's that horrible ​smell? That was a horrible thing to say!
very ​shocking and ​frightening: a horrible ​crime

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  • What ​earthlyreason can she have for being so horrible to you?
  • The ​sight was so horrible that I had to ​turn away.
  • Why should anyone ​want to ​eat something so horrible?
  • She's got a horrible little ​dog that ​yaps around ​yourankles.
  • I ​refuse to ​live under the same ​roof as that horrible man.
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