Horrific meaning

hô-rĭfĭk, hŏ-
The definition of horrific is terrifying or causing fear.

An example of something horrific is a bloody and gory crime scene.

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Causing horror; terrifying.
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Horrifying; horrible.
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Origin of horrific

  • Latin horrificus horrēre to tremble -ficus -fic

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

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

    From Wiktionary