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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: horridus 'rough, hairy', from horrere; HORROR

horrid

adjective
     
hor‧rid especially British English
1 informal very unpleasant [= nasty]:
a horrid smell
2 old-fashioned behaving in a nasty unkind way:
Don't be so horrid!

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