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horror

The noun horror means intense fear, so you can use it when you describe the horror you felt when you dreamed you were flying on a bumpy airplane with a bunch of clowns.

Horror is a powerful word that refers to a powerful feeling, either of terror, disgust, or shock. You might reel back from the horror of a smelly locker room, or gasp in horror at a gory scene in a movie. Horror can also be used to describe the genre of film that might make you gasp: a horror movie. The Latin word horror means "bristling, roughness, rudeness, shaking, or trembling."

Definitions of horror
  1. noun
    intense and profound fear
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    type of:
    fear, fearfulness, fright
    an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  2. noun
    intense aversion
    synonyms: repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
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    type of:
    disgust
    strong feelings of dislike
  3. noun
    something that inspires dislike; something horrible
    “the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him”
    synonyms: anathema
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    type of:
    thing
    an entity that is not named specifically
  4. noun
    a genre of fiction that evokes suspense and feelings of fear
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    type of:
    fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
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