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 for horrible
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horrible \Hor"ri*ble\, a. [OE. horrible, orrible, OF. horrible,
     orrible, F. horrible, fr. L. horribilis, fr. horrere. See
     Exciting, or tending to excite, horror or fear; dreadful;
     terrible; shocking; hideous; as, a horrible sight; a horrible
     story; a horrible murder.
     [1913 Webster]
           A dungeon horrible on all sides round.   --Milton.
     Syn: Dreadful; frightful; fearful; terrible; awful; terrific;
          shocking; hideous; horrid.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a
             frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even
             horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"-
             Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound" [syn: atrocious,
             frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "horrible":
     abhorrent, abominable, appalling, arrant, astounding, atrocious,
     awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, baneful, base, beastly,
     beneath contempt, blameworthy, brutal, contemptible, deadly,
     deplorable, despicable, detestable, dire, direful, disagreeable,
     disgusting, dread, dreaded, dreadful, egregious, enormous, fearful,
     fell, fetid, filthy, flagrant, forbidding, formidable, foul,
     frightening, frightful, fulsome, ghastly, ghoulish, grievous, grim,
     grisly, gross, gruesome, harrowing, hateful, heinous, hideous,
     horrendous, horrid, horrific, horrifying, howling, infamous,
     lamentable, loathsome, lousy, lurid, macabre, monstrous, morbid,
     nasty, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, noisome, notorious,
     obnoxious, odious, offensive, outrageous, pitiable, pitiful, rank,
     redoubtable, regrettable, repellent, repelling, reprehensible,
     repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rotten, rousing, sad, scandalous,
     schlock, schrecklich, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy,
     sickening, sordid, squalid, terrible, terrific, terrifying,
     thumping, too bad, tragic, tremendous, unclean, unpleasant,
     unspeakable, vile, villainous, whacking, woeful, worst, worthless,

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