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HORRIFIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does horrific mean? 

HORRIFIC (adjective)
  The adjective HORRIFIC has 2 senses:

1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
2. causing fear or dread or terror

  Familiarity information: HORRIFIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HORRIFIC (adjective)


Sense 1horrific [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

Synonyms:

hideous; horrific; outrageous; horrid

Context examples:

subjected to outrageous cruelty / a hideous pattern of injustice / horrific conditions in the mining industry

Similar:

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)


Sense 2horrific [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing fear or dread or terror

Synonyms:

frightening; fearsome; fearful; dreadful; dreaded; dread; direful; terrible; horrendous; horrific; awful; dire

Context examples:

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

Similar:

alarming (causing alarm or fear)


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