- 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)
Origin of horrificLatin horrificus : horrēre, to tremble + -ficus, -fic.
(comparative more horrific, superlative most horrific)