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English translation of 'horreur'

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[ɔʀœʀ ]
feminine noun
1.  (terreur) horror
quelle horreur ! how awful!
2.  (détestation) hatred
son horreur de toute censure his hatred of any kind of criticism
avoir horreur de to hateto loathe
J’ai horreur du chou. I hate cabbage.
avoir en horreur to hateto loathe
faire horreur à qn [personne, nourriture]
La viande de cheval lui faisait horreur. He thought horsemeat was disgusting.
La perspective de passer le mois d’août à réviser lui faisait horreur. He was appalled by the prospect of spending August revising.

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Example Sentences Including 'horreur'

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C'était une horreur ", a témoigné Samuel Salomon, un restaurateur du quartier.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Ce qu'on imaginerait, tout ça lui faisait horreur, littéralement froid dans le dos.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Incompréhension ou besoin de communiquer à tout prix, elles leur font parfois traverser l'horreur.
Marie Claire
La rue et la maison m'étaient souvent apparues comme les lieux d'une horreur diffuse et profonde.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Le jeu consiste à en dévoiler l'horreur et, parfois, la part de fantastique.
Le Monde (1999)

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'horreur' in Other Languages

British English: horror /ˈhɒrə/ NOUN
Horror is a strong feeling of alarm caused by something extremely unpleasant.
I felt numb with horror.
  • American English: horror
  • Arabic: فَزَع
  • Brazilian Portuguese: horror
  • Chinese: 恐怖
  • Croatian: strava
  • Czech: hrůza
  • Danish: rædsel
  • Dutch: verschrikking
  • European Spanish: horror
  • Finnish: kauhu
  • French: horreur
  • German: Entsetzen
  • Greek: φρίκη
  • Italian: orrore
  • Japanese: 恐怖
  • Korean: 공포
  • Norwegian: redsel
  • Polish: przerażenie
  • European Portuguese: horror
  • Romanian: groază
  • Russian: ужас
  • Spanish: horror
  • Swedish: fasa
  • Thai: ความเลวร้ายมาก
  • Turkish: dehşet
  • Ukrainian: жах
  • Vietnamese: sự ghê rợn
British English: eyesore NOUN
You describe a building or place as an eyesore when it is extremely ugly and you dislike it or disapprove of it.
Poverty leads to slums, which are an eyesore and a health hazard.


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