Horrific Definition

hô-rĭfĭk, hŏ-
adjective
Horrifying; horrible.
Webster's New World
Causing horror; terrifying.
American Heritage
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Origin of Horrific

  • Latin horrificus, from horrere (“to be horrible”) + -ficare (“to make (in comp.)”): confer French horrifique. See horror, -fy.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin horrificus horrēre to tremble -ficus -fic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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