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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word horrific.

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.

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

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  1. horrific

    Horrific is an adjective used to describe something that causes or involves extreme horror, fear, or shock. It is something so dreadful or terrifying that it can cause strong feelings of fear or distress.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horrificadjective

    causing horror; frightful

  2. 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. Benjamin Crump:

    We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him into the police car and get off his neck, this abusive, excessive and inhumane use of force cost the life of a man who was being detained by the police for questioning about a non-violent charge.

  2. Sue Ashton:

    Where we thought we had koalas, we now think they've been incinerated, the fire is so intense that what's happening is the fire goes through and the little koalas and other wildlife are just burned to pieces and become ash. So it's absolutely horrific.

  3. Marko Cunningham:

    Some were shredded. There were legs where heads were supposed to be. It was horrific.

  4. Anjul Nigam:

    ' Rust' is obviously a horrific tragedy, the investigation will hopefully be resolved soon and will unveil what happened. Obviously, there will be people out there who will have negative perspectives, but we're confident about continuing to make quality movies.

  5. Rachel Egan:

    Going back to 1948, times were very different, so, if he was involved in a war crime, or something else that's horrific, maybe we can unpack the reasons and try and understand as to why he did what he did.

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