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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.
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|Adv.||1.||horrifyingly - in a horrifying manner; "he laughed horrifyingly"|