Definition of horrent in English:

horrent

adjective

archaic
  • 1(of a person's hair) standing on end.

    ‘their distorted limbs and horrent hair’
    • ‘To the left of Avalokite vara sits the red Hayagriva with hairs horrent and a third additional eye.’
    • ‘But, remember, you will have passed the Rubicon, when once you have been shaven: if you repent, and let your beard grow, your mouth will by-and-by show no longer what Messer Angelo calls the divine prerogative of lips, but will appear like a dark cavern fringed with horrent brambles.’
  • 2Feeling or expressing horror.

    ‘a horrent cry’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin horrent- ‘(of hair) standing on end’, from the verb horrere.

Pronunciation

horrent

/ˈhɒr(ə)nt/