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noun horror pronunciation in British English /ˈhɒrə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a very strong feeling of shock, fear or disgust caused by something extremely unpleasant
    in horror:

    Millions watched in horror as the disaster unfolded on TV.

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    1. a.
      [countable] [usually plural] something that is very unpleasant or frightening

      the horrors of war

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of horror
    2. b.
      [singular] the horror of an experience is how unpleasant it is

      The full horror of last night had come rushing back.

  2. 2
    [countable] informal an unpleasant person, especially a child

    a little horror

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