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Meaning of HORRIFY

Pronunciation:  'horu`fI

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

HORRIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: alarm, appal, appall, dismay
 See Also: affright, fright, frighten, scare, shock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hor"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Horrified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Horrifying}.] [L. horrificare. See {Horrific}.]
To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror;
as, the sight horrified the beholders. --E. Irving.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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