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Macabre vs. Horror

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Macabreadjective

Representing or personifying death.

Horrornoun

An intense distressing emotion of fear or repugnance.

Macabreadjective

Obsessed with death or the gruesome.

Horrornoun

(countable) An intense dislike or aversion; an abhorrence.

Macabreadjective

Ghastly, shocking, terrifying.

Horrornoun

(uncountable) A genre of fiction meant to evoke a feeling of fear and suspense.

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Macabre

portraying human injury or death in a way so as to inspiring shock or horror; gruesome; ghastly; as, macabre tortures conceived by madmen.

Horrornoun

Something horrible; that which excites horror.

‘I saw many horrors during the war.’;

Macabre

Pertaining to or portraying the grim aspects of death, or the allegorical dance of death.

Horrornoun

(colloquial) A nasty or ill-behaved person; a rascal or terror.

‘The neighbour's kids are a pack of little horrors!’;

Macabreadjective

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;

‘ghastly wounds’; ‘the grim aftermath of the bombing’; ‘the grim task of burying the victims’; ‘a grisly murder’; ‘gruesome evidence of human sacrifice’; ‘macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages’; ‘macabre tortures conceived by madmen’;

Horrornoun

(informal) An intense anxiety or a nervous depression; often the horrors.

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Macabreadjective

disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death

‘a macabre series of murders’;

Horrornoun

A bristling up; a rising into roughness; tumultuous movement.

‘Such fresh horror as you see driven through the wrinkled waves.’;

Macabre

In works of art, the adjective macabre (US: or UK: ; French: [makabʁ]) means . The macabre works to emphasize the details and symbols of death.

‘having the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere’;

Horrornoun

A shaking, shivering, or shuddering, as in the cold fit which precedes a fever; in old medical writings, a chill of less severity than a rigor, and more marked than an algor.

Horrornoun

A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.

‘How could this, in the sight of heaven, without horrors of conscience be uttered?’;

Horrornoun

That which excites horror or dread, or is horrible; gloom; dreariness.

‘Breathes a browner horror on the woods.’;

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Horrornoun

intense and profound fear

Horrornoun

something that inspires horror; something horrible;

‘the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him’;

Horrornoun

intense aversion

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