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Synonyms for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-hor·ror

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. horrornoun

    Synonyms:
    nightmare

  2. horrornoun

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.

    Synonyms:
    nightmare

  3. horrornoun

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

    Synonyms:
    nightmare

  4. horrornoun

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.

    Synonyms:
    nightmare

  5. horrornoun

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

    Synonyms:
    nightmare

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. horror

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

    Antonyms:
    love, attraction, allurement, enticement

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. horrornoun

    intense and profound fear

    Synonyms:
    repulsion, repugnance, revulsion

  2. horrornoun

    something that inspires dislike; something horrible

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

    Synonyms:
    repulsion, repugnance, revulsion

  3. repugnance, repulsion, revulsion, horrornoun

    intense aversion

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. horrornoun

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

  2. horrornoun

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

  3. horrornoun

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) shuddering, horripilation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. horrornoun

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, dread, consternation, detestation

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How to use horror in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Every death is a horror -- but if you look at a real catastrophe, like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering -- nobody has ever seen anything like this, everybody around this table and everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I know so many people, Muslims, who are such unbelievably great people, and they're being so badly tarnished by what's happening now, it's a shame, but it's a tremendous amount of horror and damage and vitriol.

  3. Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones:

    Horror on earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or like the sun; it cannot be contained.

  4. Joe Connor:

    I saw people jumping out. I saw the sides of the buildings explode. I saw papers floating in the wind, and i tried to call my cousin, no one picked up … The terror, the carnage, the horror of 9/11, 20 years ago. They've forgotten or they think the rest of us have forgotten.

  5. Bobby Vichas:

    This is the end of a horror story for the Vicha family. still, the way they do it is more humane than what he did to my family. Its not what he deserves but it will be good to know we got as much justice as allowed by the law.


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