Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

afschuwelijk in English:

1. horrible

I just wish we could leave this horrible place.
It's really horrible.
I didn't have time to recover before I came down with another horrible cold.
I've been having a terrible headache since last night, I feel horrible, it's the worst feeling.
Treasure chests abound in the dungeon, but so do horrible monsters.
I gasped with surprise at the horrible picture of the starving people.
In due course, eating meat will be considered as horrible as eating human flesh.
You've got to help me! Every night I have the same horrible dream.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
This soup smells horrible. Do you think it's gone off?
These days when I hear about these horrible incidents on the news I get the feeling that more and more young people are losing their ability to distinguish between real and virtual worlds.
Her hair stood on end at the sight of the horrible accident.
It was a horrible moment. Our house had burnt down to the ground.
I forgot about her birthday and I feel horrible now.
I don't understand him because his pronunciation is horrible.

English word "afschuwelijk"(horrible) occurs in sets:

Engels, h5, s1

2. hideous

Tom had a hideous hangover.
The police haven't yet caught the person who committed this hideous crime.
a hideous monster
Your dog is hideous!
I've got this hideous photo badge for the rest of my time at this firm.
They've just built some hideous new apartment blocks on the seafront.
Jill: It’s hideous.
this hideous monument should be knocked down
The Aston nose made it slightly less hideous
Honour killing is a hideous crime and we must do everything we can to combat it.
You said they were... hippie hideous.
His smile made him look more hideous than ever.
I was embarrassed about my hideous passport photo.
Perhaps this would not be such a hideous day after all.
Some things get more hideous, when you clean them.

English word "afschuwelijk"(hideous) occurs in sets:

Engels 4 concerts and gigs 2

3. awful

How awful!
I'm afraid there's been some awful news.
I have a nasty feeling that something awful is going to happen.
I had an awful experience today, so I'm going to have a beer and go straight to bed.
Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles. Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side.
I dare not probe too deeply, lest I uncover the awful truth!
I also heard that it'd been awful around the Olympic Flame.
Subdued girls are generally the prettiest I reckon. The loud, bustling ones are awful.
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
I realized then that this awful cellar was the only place that could save our lives.
This has been the most awful day in my eleven-year-old life.
Both the food and the weather were awful, so we went home early.
With such awful weather outside, can you believe it's July?
We should therefore stop this awful campaign and tell the people of Ireland the truth.
I'm such a bad drawer, my paitings are awful.

English word "afschuwelijk"(awful) occurs in sets:

46. The Weather