horrent [hôr′ənt]
[L horrens (gen. horrentis), prp. of horrere: see HORRID] Archaic
1. bristly or bristling
2. horrified

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  • Horrent — Hor rent, a. [L. horrens, p. pr. of horrere to bristle. See {Horror}.] Standing erect, as bristles; covered with bristling points; bristled; bristling. [1913 Webster] Rough and horrent with figures in strong relief. De Quincey. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horrent — adjective Etymology: Latin horrent , horrens, present participle of horrēre Date: 1667 1. archaic covered with bristling points ; bristled 2. archaic standing up like bristles ; bristling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horrent — /hawr euhnt, hor /, adj. bristling; standing erect like bristles. [1660 70; < L horrent (s. of horrens, prp. of horrere to stand on end, bristle with fear), equiv. to horr (see HORRENDOUS) + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • horrent — [ hɒr(ə)nt] adjective archaic 1》 (of a person s hair) standing on end. 2》 feeling or expressing horror. Origin C17: from L. horrent , horrere (see horrid) …   English new terms dictionary

  • horrent — hor•rent [[t]ˈhɔr ənt, ˈhɒr [/t]] adj. bio bristling; standing erect like bristles • Etymology: 1660–70; < L horrent , s. of horrēns, prp. of horrēre (see horrendous) …   From formal English to slang

  • horrent — adj. bristling; covered with bristles; pointing towards the outside; expressing horror …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horrent — hor·rent …   English syllables

  • horrent — /ˈhɒrənt/ (say horuhnt) adjective bristling; standing erect like bristles. {Latin horrens, present participle, standing on end. Compare horrid} …   Australian English dictionary

  • horrent —   a. a. bristling.    ♦ horrescent, a. expressing horror …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • horrent — adj. poet. 1 bristling. 2 shuddering. Etymology: L horrere: see HORRID …   Useful english dictionary