horror-struck
adjective Date: 1814 struck with horror <
stood horror-struck as they watched…their own city destroyed — Nashville Tennessean
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  • horror-struck — [hôr′ərstrik΄ənhôr′ər struk΄] adj. struck with horror; horrified: also horror stricken [hôr′ərstrik΄ən] …   English World dictionary

  • Horror-struck — Hor ror struck , a. Horror stricken; horrified. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horror-struck — horror .struck adj also horror .stricken suddenly very shocked and frightened …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • horror-struck — horror ,struck or horror ,stricken adjective so shocked or frightened that you do not know what to do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • horror-struck — UK / US or horror stricken UK / US adjective so shocked or frightened that you do not know what to do …   English dictionary

  • horror-struck — adjective stricken with horror • Syn: ↑horrified, ↑horror stricken • Similar to: ↑afraid * * * ˈhorror struck [horror struck] ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • horror-struck — ADJ If you describe someone as horror struck or horror stricken, you mean that they feel very great horror at something that has happened. What is the matter with Signora Anna? he whispered, horror struck at her vacant face. Syn: appalled …   English dictionary

  • horror-struck — also horror stricken adjective suddenly very shocked and frightened: He stared horror struck as the car moved towards the edge of the cliff …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • horror-struck — /hawr euhr struk , hor /, adj. stricken with horror; horrified; aghast. Also, horror stricken /hawr euhr strik euhn, hor /. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • horror-struck — /ˈhɒrə strʌk/ (say horuh struk) adjective filled with horror; shocked. Also, horror stricken …   Australian English dictionary

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