horrific
adjective Date: 1653 having the power to horrify <
a horrific account of the tragedy
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horrifically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Horrific — Hor*rif ic, a. [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible + ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See {Horror}, { fy}.] Causing horror; frightful. [1913 Webster] Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horrific — 1 *horrible, horrid, horrendous Analogous words: horrifying, appalling, dismaying, daunting (see DISMAY vb): terrorizing, terrifying, frightening, alarming (see FRIGHTEN) 2 horrible, terrible, terrific, shocking, appalling, *fearful, awful,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horrific — index deplorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • horrific — (adj.) causing horror, 1650s, from Fr. horrifique or directly from L. horrificus dreadful, exciting terror, lit. making the hair stand on end, from horrere to bristle, to stand on end (see HORROR (Cf. horror)) + ficus, from stem of facere to make …   Etymology dictionary

  • horrific — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing horror. DERIVATIVES horrifically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • horrific — [hô rif′ik, hərif′ik] adj. [Fr horrifique < L horrificus < horrere, to bristle (see HORRID) + facere, to make (see DO1)] horrifying; horrible …   English World dictionary

  • horrific — [[t]hərɪ̱fɪk, AM hɔːr [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a physical attack, accident, or injury as horrific, you mean that it is very bad, so that people are shocked when they see it or think about it. I have never seen such horrific injuries …   English dictionary

  • horrific — hor|rif|ic [hɔˈrıfık, hə US ho: , ha: ] adj extremely bad, in a way that is frightening or upsetting = ↑horrifying horrific crash/accident/attack etc ▪ a horrific plane crash ▪ His injuries were horrific. >horrifically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • horrific — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ really ▪ absolutely, quite, truly ▪ Some of t …   Collocations dictionary

  • horrific — adjective extremely bad, especially in a way that is frightening or upsetting: horrific accidents horrifically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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