US: /ˈhɔɹəbəɫ/
UK: /hˈɒɹɪbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

horrible /'hɔrəbl/
  • tính từ
    • kinh khủng, kinh khiếp
      • horrible cruelty: sự tàn ác khủng khiếp
    • kinh tởm, xấu xa
    • (thông tục) đáng ghét; hết sức khó chịu; quá lắm
      • horrible weather: thời tiết hết sức khó chịu
      • horrible noise: tiếng ồn ào qua lắm

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 (especially spoken) very bad or unpleasant; used to describe sth that you do not like: horrible weather / children / shoes + The coffee tasted horrible. + I've got a horrible feeling she lied to us. + It was horrible sitting there all on my own.
2 making you feel very shocked and frightened: a horrible crime / nightmare
3 (especially spoken) (of people or their behaviour) unfriendly, unpleasant or unkind: a horrible man + My sister was being horrible to me all day. + What a horrible thing to say!
horribly adverb: It was horribly painful. + The experiment went horribly wrong. + She was horribly aware that he was watching her every move.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 awful, horrendous, horrid, horrifying, horrific, terrible, terrifying, dreadful, abominable, abhorrent, appalling, frightening, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, ghoulish, gruesome, loathsome, hideous, repulsive, revolting, disgusting, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, harrowing, blood-curdling, macabre, unspeakable, shocking:
The horrible sight of her father's mangled body haunted her for the rest of her days
2 awful, nasty, unpleasant, disagreeable, horrid, terrible, dreadful, obnoxious, offensive, atrocious, monstrous, contemptible, detestable, despicable, Colloq Brit beastly:
The food was perfectly horrible at our hotel. Take that horrible little dog away.

Collocation dictionary


be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste


That was a really horrible thing to say!
| absolutely, perfectly, quite, truly
a truly horrible sight
| pretty, rather
a pretty horrible experience


My sister has always been horrible to me.

Concise English dictionary

'hɑrəbl ,'hɔ- /hɒ'r-
+provoking horror