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Synonyms for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-hor·ror

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  1. horrornoun


  2. horrornoun

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.


  3. horrornoun

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.


  4. horrornoun

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.


  5. horrornoun

    (The horrors, informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. horror

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, iniquity, nuisance, offense, plague, shame, villainy, wickedness

    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. horror

    fear, dread, shrinking, loathing, detestation, awe, dismay, fright, terror, excessive fear

    love, attraction, allurement, enticement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horrornoun

    intense and profound fear

    repulsion, repugnance, revulsion

  2. horrornoun

    something that inspires dislike; something horrible

    "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"

    repulsion, repugnance, revulsion

  3. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horrornoun

    intense aversion

    repulsive force, inconsistency, repugnance, revulsion, incompatibility, standoff, repulsion, mutual exclusiveness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. horrornoun

    fright, affright, alarm, fear, dread, awe, terror, dismay, consternation, panic

  2. horrornoun

    abomination, abhorrence, detestation, disgust, loathing, hatred, antipathy

  3. horrornoun

    (Med.) shuddering, horripilation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. horrornoun

    abhorrence, dread, consternation, detestation

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  1. Tom Booth:

    Our study shows how effective archaeology, and particularly new scientific techniques such as ancient DNA, can be in providing new perspectives on historical events, ralph de Diceto's account of the 1190 AD attacks is evocative, but a deep well containing the bodies of Ashkenazi Jewish men, women, and especially children forces us to confront the real horror of what happened.

  2. Andrew Hertzberg:

    Prior anti-drug advertising could have been somewhat preachy, often there were horror stories of fear tactics used.

  3. George Will:

    When SiSi of Egypt, head of the most important nation in the world for the Islamic world… gives an extraordinary speech saying this is a disgrace what's being done and there must be a reformation in Islam, it is just possible we've reached a critical mass of horror and things are going to change.

  4. Le Cun:

    All I could think about was these horror movies, you know? this big turbine coming and I’m coming for it, you know? It’s going to chop me up and kill me. And I just contemplated, do I pull the regulator out of my mouth and just die?

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.

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