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