- The definition of horrific is terrifying or causing fear.
An example of something horrific is a bloody and gory crime scene.
horrific definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French horrifique ; from Classical Latin horrificus ; from horrere, to bristle (see horrid) plush facere, to make (see do)
horrific definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Latin horrificus : horrēre, to tremble + -ficus, -fic.
- hor·rifˈi·cal·ly adverb