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horrific / horrendous / horrible / horrid: what’s the difference?

These words are often used synonymously but there are some differences worth bearing in mind. First of all, according to http://thesaurus.com/browse/horrendous they go in decreasing degree of horror: horrific, horrendous, horrible, horrid. Indeed if we check the British National Corpus at http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/ we can see that there are 12 entries for “horrific … Continue reading

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