The definition of horrific is terrifying or causing fear.
An example of something horrific is a bloody and gory crime scene.
Origin of horrificFrench horrifique from Classical Latin horrificus from horrere, to bristle (see horrid) + facere, to make (see do)
Causing horror; terrifying.
Origin of horrificLatin horrificus horrēre to tremble -ficus -fic
(comparative more horrific, superlative most horrific)