Definitions for horrifichɔˈrɪf ɪk, hɒ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hor•rif•ichɔˈrɪf ɪk, hɒ-(adj.)

  1. causing horror.

Origin of horrific:

1645–55; < L horrificus=horri-, var. s. of horrēre+-ficus -fic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous(adj)

    grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

    "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"


  1. horrific(Adjective)

    horrifying, causing horror; horrible.

  2. Origin: from horrere + -ficare: confer horrifique. See horror, -fy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrific(adj)

    causing horror; frightful

Translations for horrific

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


terrible; terrifying

a horrific accident; a horrific journey.

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