Horrify meaning

hôrə-fī, hŏr-
To cause to feel horror.

The citizens were horrified by the bombings. The guest was horrified at the rudeness of what he had said.

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To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
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To cause to feel horror.
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To shock or disgust.
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To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.

The haunted house was horrifying, from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.

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Origin of horrify

  • Latin horrificāre from horrificus horrific horrific

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

  • horror +‎ -ify. 1791, in form horrifying.

    From Wiktionary