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Synonyms for horror
ˈhɔr ər, ˈhɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horror(noun)

    intense and profound fear

    repulsion, repugnance, revulsion

  2. horror(noun)

    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, horror(noun)

    intense aversion

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


  1. horror(noun)


  2. horror(noun)

    An intense painful emotion of fear or repugnance.


  3. horror(noun)

    An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.


  4. horror(noun)

    A literary genre, generally of a gothic character.


  5. horror(noun)

    (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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. horror(n.)

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

  2. horror(n.)

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

  3. horror(n.)

    (Med.) shuddering, horripilation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. horror(n)

    abhorrence, dread, consternation, detestation

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  1. Richard Aboulafia:

    Here you have the headline tragedy, the horror of 300 deaths, but for Boeing, the Dreamliner seemed scarier because we did not know how to fix it, and the consequences of not being able to fix it would have been devastating.

  2. Tim Burton:

    For me, Batman... some of that imagery was more horror than it was comic books, and I liked that about it. I liked the kind of split personality nature, the light and the dark. For me it was definitely my favorite of all the comic book characters because of those reasons.

  3. District Attorney George Brauchler:

    Through this door is horror, he tried to murder a theater full of people to make himself feel better and because he thought it would increase his self-worth.

  4. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.

  5. John Murdy:

    ‘ American Horror Story ’ is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, ‘ Halloween Horror Nights ’ is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up.

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