Definition of Horrifying

1. Adjective. Provoking horror. "An ugly wound"

Exact synonyms: Atrocious, Frightful, Horrible, Ugly
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Frightfulness



Definition of Horrifying

1. Verb. (present participle of horrify) ¹

2. Adjective. Tending to inspire horror; that horrifies; horrific. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horrifying

1. horrify [v] - See also: horrify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horrifying

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horrifical
horrifically
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horrifications
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horrified
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horrifying (current term)
horrifyingly
horripilate
horripilation
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horror-stricken
horror-struck
horror autotoxicus
horror fusionis
horror movie
horror movies
horror story
horrorcore

Literary usage of Horrifying

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1. American Lands and Letters by Donald Grant Mitchell (1904)
"her pleasant "Memories," speaks pathetically of the "horrifying delinquencies of our single ser- From a photograph ..."

2. Mysterious India: Its Rajahs--its Brahmans--its Fakirs by Robert Chauvelot (1921)
"... CHAPTER XXII THE horrifying COAST OF MALABAR Some simple ethnographical remarks—With the French Administrator of Mahe—"Do you like sardines? ..."

3. The Court of France in the Sixteenth Century, 1514-1539 by lady Catherine Hannah Charlotte Jackson (1896)
"A horrifying Announcement. — A Too Lenient Parliament. — A Stratagem of Madame Louise. — Mental Agony. — A Gloomy Procession. — A Message of Mercy. ..."

4. Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases: Terms and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1840)
"... when it is over with them (when they die) return to their Maker, the horrifying state (Hell) for an hereafter is the Pulpit-Thing's (Friar's) means of ..."

5. Air Power and Desert Storm by Richard B. Clark (1993)
"The slim possibility that some may have lingered on for years is more horrifying than the more believable contention that they died quickly in captivity. ..."

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