horribly


horribly
a) In a horrible way; very badly.

The beginning art students displayed their horribly executed paintings with hopeful faces.

b) To an extreme degree or extent.

Then everything went horribly wrong.


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  • Horribly — Hor ri*bly, adv. In a manner to excite horror; dreadfully; terribly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horribly — [hôr′ə blē, här′ə blē] adv. 1. in a horrible manner 2. to a horrible degree 3. Informal very; extremely * * * See horribleness. * * * …   Universalium

  • horribly — (adv.) mid 14c., from HORRIBLE (Cf. horrible) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • horribly — [hôr′ə blē, här′ə blē] adv. 1. in a horrible manner 2. to a horrible degree 3. Informal very; extremely …   English World dictionary

  • horribly — adv. Horribly is used with these adjectives: ↑aware, ↑confused, ↑deformed, ↑dirty, ↑expensive, ↑familiar, ↑guilty, ↑painful, ↑sick, ↑ugly, ↑uncomfortable, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • horribly — UK [ˈhɒrəblɪ] / US [ˈhɔrəblɪ] adverb very or extremely and in a bad way It all went horribly wrong. a horribly complicated procedure …   English dictionary

  • horribly — /ˈhɒrəbli/ (say horuhblee) adverb 1. in a horrible fashion. 2. (an intensifier): *Marriage to me appeared the most horribly tied down and unfair to women existence going. –miles franklin, 1901 …   Australian English dictionary

  • horribly — horrible ► ADJECTIVE 1) causing or likely to cause horror. 2) informal very unpleasant. DERIVATIVES horribly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • horribly — adverb see horrible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horribly — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, alarmingly, appallingly, astoundingly, atrociously, awfully, baldly, balefully, banefully, basely, bestially, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, brutally, confoundedly, contemptibly, cruelly,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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