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    #1

    Smile horrible and horrid

    Hi dear teachers and friends...

    Please...

    what's the difference between 'horrid' and 'horrible'? (if there's any)

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: horrible and horrid

    I think it's a difference between BrE (horrid) and Canadian English (horrible) both mean the same.


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    #3

    Re: horrible and horrid

    Both are used in BrE.

    Horrid: adjective OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL
    unpleasant or unkind;
    Don't be so horrid!
    The medicine tasted horrid.

    Horrible:adjective
    1 very unpleasant or bad:
    He's got a horrible cold.
    What's that horrible smell?
    That was a horrible thing to say!


    2 very shocking and frightening:
    a horrible crime

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    #4

    Re: horrible and horrid

    Certainly both are also used here, but the most common is horrible. I hear horrid more from people with a British accent.

    Such as, I just came back from a horrible choir practice!

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