horrible sight

ghastly scene, hideous spectacle, frightful sight

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Horrible — Hor ri*ble, a. [OE. horrible, orrible, OF. horrible, orrible, F. horrible, fr. L. horribilis, fr. horrere. See {Horror}.] Exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful; terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horrible — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste ADVERB ▪ really …   Collocations dictionary

  • horrible — horribleness, n. horribly, adv. /hawr euh beuhl, hor /, adj. 1. causing or tending to cause horror; shockingly dreadful: a horrible sight. 2. extremely unpleasant; deplorable; disgusting: horrible living conditions. [1275 1325; ME (h)orrible < OF …   Universalium

  • horrible — /ˈhɒrəbəl / (say horuhbuhl) adjective 1. causing or tending to cause horror; dreadful: a horrible sight. 2. extremely unpleasant; deplorable; excessive: horrible conditions. {Middle English, from Old French, from Latin horribilis terrible,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Horrible Science — is a spin off series of books of Horrible Histories written by Nick Arnold (with the exception of Evolve or Die , which is written by Phil Gates), illustrated by Tony de Saulles and published in the UK and India by Scholastic. They are designed… …   Wikipedia

  • sight — n. view 1) to catch; keep sight of 2) to lose sight of 3) at (the) sight (to faint at the sight of blood; to fall in love at first sight) 4) by sight (to know smb. by sight) 5) in, within sight (the ship was no longer in sight) 6) on sight (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 ability to see ⇨ See also ↑eyesight VERB + SIGHT ▪ have ▪ She has very little sight in her left eye. ▪ lose ▪ He s lost the sight of one eye …   Collocations dictionary

  • bloodcurdling sight — n. frightening sight, horrible sight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • terrible sight — horrible thing to see, frightful view …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The Great Train Wreck of 1856 — Infobox rail accident title= PAGENAME date= July 17, 1856 location= Fort Washington, Pennsylvania coordinates= coord|40|07|43.66|N|75|12|10.56|W line = North Pennsylvania Railroad cause= human error trains= 2: the Shakamaxon and the Aramingo pax …   Wikipedia

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