AskDefine | Define horrify

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horrify v : fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us" [syn: dismay, alarm, appal, appall] [also: horrified]

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  • (UK): /ˈhɒrɪfaɪ/, /"hQrIfaI/
  • (US): , /ˈhɔrəfaɪ/, /"hOr@faI/


  1. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
    The haunted house was horrifying, from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.

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alarm, appall, awe, daunt, disconcert, discountenance, disgust, dismay, distress, freeze, frighten, give offense, gross out, intimidate, nauseate, offend, outrage, panic, paralyze, petrify, put off, repel, revolt, scare, scare stiff, scare to death, shake, shock, sicken, startle, strike dumb, strike terror into, stun, stupefy, terrify, turn the stomach, upset
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