from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hideous; dreadful: "Horrendous explosions shook the whole city” ( Howard Kaplan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Extremely bad; awful; terrible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fearful; frightful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fearful; frightful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. causing fear or dread or terror
Back in 2007, advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit, citing what they called horrendous conditions at the psychiatric unit here at this hospital.
Probably a majority of ethical vegetarians, vegans, and humane animal farming types, are left of center, and many of them would say that the diet of the majority of Americans implicates them in horrendous cruelty — and surely the accusation of immorality is at least as insulting to upstanding folk as an accusation of being a hick.
Neither of us are comfortable in horrendous traffic, but we can do it.
These "independent" chicken catchers were forced to work 12-hour shifts in horrendous conditions for days on end, with no paid overtime.
They oppress and partake in horrendous bullying in interviews.
We are human and war, while horrendous is sometimes necessary.
And how do you explain horrendous murder and rape rate in South Africa?
Not to mention that the current system results in horrendous difficulties for some in society when the get small injuries.
That feeling flooded through me as we sat in horrendous Manhattan traffic.
Yes, there is no doubt 6 million Jews died in horrendous ways, and the Holocaust should always be remembered.