horrification


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

hor·ri·fy

 (hôr′ə-fī′, hŏr′-)
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror: The citizens were horrified by the bombings. The guest was horrified at the rudeness of what he had said.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock: "I ... passed a mirror ... & was horrified at the shabbiness of my hat" (Margaret Suckley).

[Latin horrificāre, from horrificus, horrific; see horrific.]

hor′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
hor′ri·fy′ing·ly adv.
References in periodicals archive ?
Says the editor: "After consulting with counsel, I have determined that it is worth the gamble to publish this manuscript for the public's enjoyment, edification, and potential horrification.
But, apparently for all intents and purposes, the Zionist threat does not pose a great worry to the Saudi regime or its temporal partners, as the Saudi view has come to be seen lately as being more eye to eye with the Israelis, on many matters, especially on the horrification of Iran as well as Hizb-Allah.