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

n intense and profound fear

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)

n intense aversion

repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
Type of:
strong feelings of dislike

n something that inspires dislike; something horrible

“the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him”
Type of:
an entity that is not named specifically

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