|Origin:||horrendus, from horrere; HORROR|
frightening and terrible [= horrific]:
a horrendous experience
She suffered horrendous injuries.
extremely unreasonable or unpleasant:
The traffic was horrendous.
—horrendously adverbWORD FOCUS: bad
very bad: awful, terrible, horrible, lousy informal, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous
bad, but not very bad: not very good, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, lacklustre
of bad quality: shoddy, inferior, poor quality, cheap, crummy informal
bad at doing something: be no good at something
very bad at doing something: hopeless, terrible, useless, lousy informal, incompetent
morally bad: evil, wicked, immoral, corrupt, sick, perverted, degenerate
➔ See also bad