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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terrifying)
a. dreadful
En el horroroso escenario del atentado había sangre y cadáveres por todas partes.At the dreadful scene of the attacks, there was blood and dead bodies everywhere.
b. horrific
La máscara que llevé en Halloween era tan horrorosa que mi hijo lloró al verla.The mask I wore at Halloween was so horrific that my son cried when he saw it.
c. horrifying
La horrorosa imagen de un niño muerto en la playa conmovió al mundo.The horrifying picture of a child dead on the beach touched the world.
2. (very ugly)
a. hideous
La exposición de arte estaba llena de cuadros horrorosos pero a los críticos les encantaron.The art exhibition was full of hideous paintings but the critics loved them.
b. horrific
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
De joven me hice un tatuaje horrible del que me arrepiento mucho.When I was young I got a horrific tattoo which I totally regret.
3. (appalling)
a. awful
El año pasado, tuve un verano horroso porque murieron mis dos abuelas.Last year, I had an awful summer because both my grandmothers died.
b. dreadful
Esta es la novela más horrorosa que he leído y no creo que vuelva a darle una oportunidad al autor.This is the most dreadful novel I've read and I don't think I'll give the author a second chance.
c. terrible
La película no es tan horrorosa como decían; de hecho, me ha gustado.The film is not as terrible as people said. In fact, I liked it.
4. (used to emphasize)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Bebí demasiado anoche y hoy tengo una resaca horrorosa.I drank too much last night and am really hungover today.
¡Qué calor horroroso hacía en la playa!It was absolutely boling on the beach!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terrorífico)
a. horrifying, terrifying
2. (muy malo)
a. appalling, awful
3. (muy feo)
a. horrible, hideous
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1 (aterrador) dreadful; ghastly (familiar)
2 (horrible) [+ropa, peinado] hideous; horrific; [+dolor] terrible; [+película, libro] dreadful
tengo un sueño horroroso I feel really sleepy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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