Recent Examples on the Web. The daughter was in horrendous pain and had been prescribed Percocet for her injuries. — Hayley Krischer, Marie Claire, «How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms,» 20 Aug. 2018 Most cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid horrendous labor conditions. — Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, «Newer Tesla batteries contain Cuban cobalt, likely illegal under US
1. describing unpleasant events or experiences. All of these words except horrid can be used to describe a very unpleasant and shocking event, experience, or story.
Like some horrendous, watchful gargoyle, the Nipe crouched motionlessly on the shadowed roof of the low building. As he shook he gave tone, emitting a most horrendous yell of pain and rage.
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Given the technical sense of ‘ horrendous ‘ that we are using, it is clear that infant suffering to death is not and, indeed, cannot be horrendous.
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Bad luck, an injury, a mistake, an unfortunate outfit, or a crime — anything can be called horrendous if it causes such dread or fear that you can barely even think about it.