English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'horror'

(noun) 
Definition
extreme fear or terror
I felt numb with horror.
Synonyms
terror
I shook with terror whenever I flew in an aeroplane.
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fear
I shivered with fear as darkness fell.
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alarm
The news was greeted with alarm by MPs.
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panic
The earthquake has caused panic among the population.
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dread
She thought with dread of the cold winters to come.
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dismay
They reacted to the news with dismay.
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awe
She gazed in awe at the great stones.
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fright
To hide my fright I asked a question.
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apprehension
It reflects real anger and apprehension about the future.
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consternation
His decision caused consternation among his colleagues.
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trepidation (formal)
It was with some trepidation that I viewed the prospect.
(noun) 
Definition
intense hatred
his horror of snakes
Synonyms
hatred
He has been accused of stirring up hatred between nations.
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disgust
A look of disgust came over his face.
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loathing
She looked at him with loathing.
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aversion
Many people have an aversion to insects.
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revulsion
His voice was filled with revulsion.
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antipathy
She'd often spoken of her antipathy towards London.
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abomination
He had become an object of abomination.
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abhorrence
They are anxious to show their abhorrence of racism.
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repugnance
She felt a deep sense of repugnance.
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odium (formal)
She has been exposed to public odium and scandal.
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detestation
They were united in their detestation of the government.
Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
a thing or person causing fear, loathing, or distaste
the horror of this most bloody of civil wars
Synonyms
atrocity
Those who committed this atrocity should be punished.
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awfulness
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outrage
The terrorists' latest outrage is a bomb attack on a busy station.
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ghastliness
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gruesomeness
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frightfulness
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savageness
(noun) 
(informal)  They can be little horrors though, little children, can't they?
Synonyms
rascal
What's that old rascal been telling you?
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terror (informal)
He was a little terror; always had been difficult to control.
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devil
You cheeky little devil!
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monkey
She's such a little monkey.
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monster
I don't think I could be as patient as they are with that little monster!
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perisher (British, informal)
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scamp
Have some respect for me, you scamp!
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holy terror (informal)
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nointer (Australian, slang)

Quotations

Where there is no imagination there is no horror [Sir Arthur Conan DoyleA Study in Scarlet]
Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life [Jean GiraudouxThe Enchanted]The horror! The horror! [Joseph ConradHeart of Darkness]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abhorrence
They are anxious to show their abhorrence of racism.
in the sense of abomination
He had become an object of abomination.
in the sense of alarm
Definition
fear aroused by awareness of danger
The news was greeted with alarm by MPs.

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