Definition of horrid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪd//
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪd//
(old-fashioned or informal, especially British English) Describing unpleasant traits
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very unpleasant or unkind synonym horrible a horrid child a horrid smell Don't be so horrid to your brother. The meat tasted horrid. a rather horrid little man See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘rough, bristling’): from Latin horridus, from horrere ‘tremble, shudder, (of hair) stand on end’.
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