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Horrific   /hɔrˈɪfɪk/   Listen

Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror.  Synonyms: hideous, horrid, outrageous.  "A hideous pattern of injustice" , "Horrific conditions in the mining industry"
Causing fear or dread or terror.  Synonyms: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, terrible.  "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"

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"Horrific" Quotes from Famous Books

... poetic element. He remembered too the honour such a type of creature had had in being lapt around for ever in the airy folds of L'Allegro. And to think that Mistress Jean, for whom everybody had such a respect, should speak of the creature in such a tone!—it sent a thrill of horrific wonder and delight through the whole frame of the boy: might, could there be such creatures? And thereupon began to open to his imagination vista after vista into the realms of might-be possibility—where dwelt whole clans and kins of creatures, differing from us and our kin, yet occasionally, at ...
— Sir Gibbie • George MacDonald

... ignorance is] so horrific that a German can scarcely conceive it. Five years ago, in a town of 40,000 inhabitants, it was impossible to find a single man, who, for payment, could read English correctly to an invalid.—H.S. CHAMBERLAIN, K.A., ...
— Gems (?) of German Thought • Various

... step forward to the rails, gayly flourishing the power of attorney, and not even the most hardened parson could continue in the face of that legal instrument. It is a mandamus, a caveat, and all sorts of horrific things." ...
— The Man Who Knew • Edgar Wallace

Words linked to "Horrific" :   alarming, offensive, dread

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