horror - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈhɒrə(r)/
singularhorror
pluralhorrors
  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.

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

      the horrors of war

    2. b.
      [singular] the horror of an experience is how unpleasant it is

      The full horror of last night had come rushing back.

  2. 3
    [uncountable] cinema books and films that are intended to frighten people