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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horror  \Hor"ror\,  n.  [Formerly  written  horrour.]  [L.  horror,  fr 
  horrere  to  bristle,  to  shiver,  to  tremble  with  cold  or  dread, 
  to  be  dreadful  or  terrible;  cf  Skr.  h?sh  to  bristle.] 
  1.  A  bristling  up  a  rising  into  roughness;  tumultuous 
  movement.  [Archaic] 
 
  Such  fresh  horror  as  you  see  driven  through  the 
  wrinkled  waves.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  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?  --Milton. 
 
  4.  That  which  excites  horror  or  dread,  or  is  horrible;  gloom; 
  dreariness. 
 
  Breathes  a  browner  horror  on  the  woods.  --Pope. 
 
  {The  horrors},  delirium  tremens  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horror 
  n  1:  intense  and  profound  fear 
  2:  something  that  inspires  horror;  something  horrible;  "the 
  painting  that  others  found  so  beautiful  was  a  horror  to 
  him" 
  3:  intense  aversion  [syn:  {repugnance},  {repulsion},  {revulsion}] 




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