horrible

英 ['hɒrəb(ə)l] 美 ['hɔrəbl]
  • adj. 可怕的;极讨厌的
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horrible 可怕的,恐怖的

来自拉丁语horrere,恐惧,颤抖,词源同horror.引申词义恐怖的,可怕的。

horrible
horrible: [14] The Latin verb horrēre was used for hair standing on end or bristling. A common cause of this phenomenon is of course fear, and so in due course horrēre came to mean ‘tremble, shake, be filled with fear and revulsion’. The latter sense has been carried through into English in the derivatives horrible, horrid [16], and horror [14]. (Horrid, incidentally, from Latin horridus, was originally used in English in the etymological sense ‘shaggy, hairy, bristling’ – ‘a rugged attire, hirsute head, horrid beard’, Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy 1621 – but this did not survive beyond the early 19th century.) The Old French descendant of horridus was ord ‘filthy’, from a derivative of which English gets ordure [14].
=> horrid, horror, ordure
horrible (adj.)
c. 1300, from Old French horrible, orrible (12c.) "horrible, repugnant, terrifying," from Latin horribilis "terrible, fearful, dreadful," from horrere "to bristle with fear, shudder" (see horror). Used as a mere intensifier from mid-15c.
1. They made sure that he died a horrible death.
他们让他死得很惨。

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2. Loneliness can be horrible, but it need not remain that way.
孤独可能会很可怕,但也并非一定如此。

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3. Unless you respect other people's religions, horrible mistakes and conflict will occur.
如果不尊重别人的宗教信仰,就会祷下大错,酿成冲突。

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4. That seems like a horrible mess that will drag on for years.
看起来那像是个会拖延多年的大烂摊子。

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5. What a horrible thing to do.
做这样的事简直太可怕了!

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