horror

Definitions

  • To my horror I had seen Mr. Turton and Augustus
    To my horror I had seen Mr. Turton and Augustus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horror something that inspires dislike; something horrible "the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him"
    • n horror intense aversion
    • n horror intense and profound fear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Theaters in Glendale, California can show horror films only on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
    • Horror A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement. "Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves."
    • Horror A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking. "How could this, in the sight of heaven, without horrors of conscience be uttered?"
    • Horror A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.
    • Horror That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness. "Breathes a browner horror on the woods."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horror A bristling or ruffling, as of the surface of water; a rippling.
    • n horror A shivering or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever, usually accompanied with contraction and roughening of the skin; a rigor.
    • n horror A painful emotion of fear or abhorrence; a shuddering with terror or loathing; the feeling inspired by something frightful or shocking.
    • n horror Shrinking dread; great dislike or repugnance: as, to hold publicity in horror; to have a horror of falsehood.
    • n horror That which excites horror or terror; that which causes gloom or dread: as, the horrors of war; a place of horrors.
    • n horror Delirium tremens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Horror hor′ur a shuddering: excessive fear: that which excites horror
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Quotations

  • Pablo Picasso
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    “I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!”
  • Irving Layton
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    “God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.”
  • Evelyn Waugh
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    “The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “One of the horrors of hell is the undying memory of a misspent life.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    “Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”
  • Robin Wood
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    “One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formerly written horrour,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—horrēre, to bristle.

Usage

In literature:

There were days of horror that followed, horror tempered by a numbing paralysis of all emotions.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The outer ranks of the invaders stood for a second or two petrified with horror.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The horror of it all was fresh in my mind, but my own private horror overshadowed all.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
They were in no better way than was I. Fright and horror stood on each face.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
He was almost physically insensible to all emotions but that one of shock and horror.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
Bentley stared down at the newspaper in horror, a horror that was in no way mitigated by his having fully expected Barter to succeed.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
No tongue can tell the horrors of that night.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
His head struck a rock, and Carnes gave a cry of horror as it broke into fragments.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
He read again carefully, slowly, as though trying to discover some loophole from the horror of what was written there.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The horror of his crime was upon him.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Nat had cried out in horror at the sight, and tried to tear himself free from the grasp of the Moon dwarfs who held him.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Very calmly, but with a still, stunned horror.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
It nearly gave me the horrors to look at it.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Nothing but the shameful account of my fear of some horror beyond my knowing.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
A soldier was standing there like a statue, his face fixed with a leer of horror.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
He possessed a morbid love for horror, for the sufferings of others.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Horror had driven her to the spot, and horror, like a presence, rose from the void, and beckoned her down to oblivion.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The one above them paid no heed; his eyes were held in horror of this silent death that swept across the world.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
A cry of horror burst from his lips as he dragged it out.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
The natives gazed upon the spectacle with horror.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

How was their insolence surprised
To hear his thunders roll!
And all the foes of Zion seized
With horror to the soul!
"Psalm 129" by Isaac Watts
"What if he were such another
As myself who stand before thee?"
"I should curse the hour that bore me,
I should die of shame and horror."
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
"Unconquered" by William Ernest Henley
As nightmare dreams that pass with sleep,
The horror and grief intolerable.
The unremembering young eyes keep
Their innocence. All is well!
"Quiet Eyes" by Katharine Tynan
'Even the murderer's cheek
Was blanched with horror, and his quivering lips
Scarce faintly uttered—"O almighty one,
I tremble and obey!"
"Queen Mab: Part VII." by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
"Invictus: The Unconquerable" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

American Horror Story has booked Emmy nominee Ian McShane for its rebooted second season.
'American Horror Story': ' Deadwood 's' Ian McShane Checks in to 'Asylum'.
Metallica's Kirk Hammett Jams With Death Angel at 'Too Much Horror Business' Book Launch.
Recalling the horror of the sniper attacks.
Imagine Papa Murphy's horror when a photo of a nude women was submitted to its Mini Monsters photo contest targeted to parents of little pizza lovers.
Robert Hall's attempt at creating a new horror icon in Chromeskull was a committed one, if not exactly valiant.
British extreme/black metal heavyweights Cradle of Filth have launched a new website dedicated completely to their upcoming album 'The Manticore and Other Horrors.
Malfi (Floating Staircase) masterfully crafts a tale of psychological and supernatural horror.
Stefan Ruzowitzky in negotiations to direct period horror pic.
Adam Levine stars as Leo in the second season premiere of "American Horror Story," airing at 9 pm Wednesday on FX, cable 35 MICHAEL YARISH/FX.
The actress, married to Channing Tatum, is featured on FX's "American Horror Story.".
Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan have haunted honeymoon in season opener of FX's American Horror Story'.
Jenna Dewan may have "Magic Mike" at home, but now it's her turn to hit the spotlight: The actress and dancer is headed to "American Horror Story.
'American Horror Story': Jenna Dewan to Romance Adam Levine in Season 2.
Jenna Dewan is stepping up into American Horror Story.
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In science:

These questions are very difficult, concerning as they do singularities of solutions of nonlinear elliptic p.d.e.s, with bubbling, neck stretching, and so on — the ‘Analytical Chamber of Horrors’, as Hofer describes it [33, p. 2].
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
If the basic Enlightenment idea had been properly developed in this way, in the 18th and 19th centuries, we might have learned how to avoid some of the horrors of the 20th century, and some of the crises that now beset us, partly as a result of the pursuit of SE science.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
Zbl 0561.54004. , Horrors of topology without AC: a nonnormal orderable space, Proc.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Indeed, each of us can remember how most of one’s school colleagues felt a manifest dislike, if not in fact horror, of Mathematics.
Difficulties with Learning and Teaching Calculus
The visitor statistics for the Eusprig 'Horror Stories' page www.eusprig.org/stories.htm show that people like to read about others' misfortune.
Information and Data Quality in Spreadsheets
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Semantic Networks of Interests in Online NSSI Communities
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Semantic Networks of Interests in Online NSSI Communities
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