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Meaning of HORRIFIC

Pronunciation:  ho'rifik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
 

HORRIFIC is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, hideous, horrendous, horrid, offensive, outrageous, terrible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hor*rif"ic\, a. [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible
+ -ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See
{Horror}, {-fy}.]
Causing horror; frightful.

      Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed. --I.
                                               Taylor.

 

 

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