horror

noun
1 feeling of fear/shock
ADJECTIVE
abject, absolute, pure, sheer, utter

The thought of working nights fills me with abject horror.

mock

She raised her hands in mock horror when she saw my new haircut.

VERB + HORROR
feel, have

She felt horror and pity at seeing Marcus so ill.

She had a horror of snakes.

fill sb with

The possibility of meeting him again filled me with horror.

imagine

Imagine my horror when I discovered I'd be working for my ex-wife.

overcome
recoil in

Anna recoiled in horror as the spider approached.

express
HORROR + NOUN
film (esp. BrE), movie, story

They were trying to scare each other with horror stories about going to the dentist.

PREPOSITION
in horror

They watched in horror as the aircraft crashed to the ground.

to your horror

To his horror, he saw a dead body lying beside the road.

with horror

He realized with absolute horror that he no longer had the money.

horror of

I'm trying to overcome my horror of insects.

PHRASES
a look of horror
2 sth frightening/shocking
ADJECTIVE
full, real, true

He never experienced the full horrors of trench warfare.

ultimate

I used to regard public speaking as the ultimate horror.

unspeakable
VERB + HORROR
commit, inflict, perpetrate

He had witnessed horrors committed by the enemy.

experience, know, suffer
see, witness
describe

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