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Definitions for horrific
hɔˈrɪf ɪk, hɒ-hor·rif·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageousadjective

    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, terribleadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. horrificadjective

    horrifying, causing horror; horrible.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrificadjective

    causing horror; frightful

    Etymology: [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible + -ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See Horror, -fy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrific in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horrific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of horrific in a Sentence

  1. Mayor Tom Barrett:

    This is a tragic day for our city, this is a tragic day for our state. Five families, six families actually are grieving and will be grieving because of this horrific act of this individual, this is a time for us to think about those families. Because there are five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work. And they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day and return to their families. They didn't and tragically they never will.

  2. Joseph Dunford:

    Many people have talked about military options [against North Korea] with words like ‘unimaginable,’ i would shift that slightly to ‘horrific.’ It would be a loss of life unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes. Anyone who has been alive since World War II has never seen the loss of life that could occur if there is a conflict on the Korean peninsula.

  3. District Attorney Ray Whitley:

    This is one of the most horrific cases that I've ever had to encounter and deal with.

  4. Roy Cooper:

    We grieve for Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox and the entire Watauga County law enforcement community today after these tragic deaths in the line of duty, these horrific shootings that claimed lives and loved ones show the ever-present danger law enforcement can encounter in the line of duty.

  5. Jerry Moran:

    Given [Thursday's] horrific events and now predictions of further difficult days ahead, I need answers immediately to my questions. The planning to care for our veterans must not replicate the disastrous lack of planning connected with our withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is our duty to honor the service and sacrifice of all those who responded to the attacks on our country since 9/11, including those who lost their lives this week. I will remain in close contact with VA’s mental health and suicide prevention program office and work to make certain they have every resource in place to meet the needs of our veterans in crisis.

Images & Illustrations of horrific

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