horror-struck


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horror-struck

or

horror-stricken

adj
shocked; horrified

hor′ror-struck`

or hor′ror-strick`en,



adj.
horrified; aghast.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.horror-struck - stricken with horror
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

horror-struck

horror-stricken
adjective horrified, shocked, appalled, petrified, aghast, frightened to death, awe-struck, scared out of your wits a horror-struck expression
Translations

horror-struck

[ˈhɒrəˌstrʌk] horror-stricken [ˈhɒrəˌstrɪkn] adjinorridito/a
References in classic literature ?
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
I am horror-struck at this antemosaic, unsourced existence of the unspeakable terrors of the whale, which, having been before all time, must needs exist after all humane ages are over.
It was well on in the morning; the servants were up; all my drugs were in the cabinet--a long journey down two pairs of stairs, through the back passage, across the open court and through the anatomical theatre, from where I was then standing horror-struck.
At sight of these strange, swift, and terrible creatures the crowd near the water's edge seemed to me to be for a moment horror-struck.
His companions, horror-struck, could neither move nor cry out.
At this the natives ran scampering through the groves, horror-struck at the enormity of the act.
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
When I had outlined it to him, he seemed about as horror-struck as Perry had been; but for a different reason.
Horror-struck, I hastened to the brink of the abyss just in time to see two splashes upon the surface of the little cove below.
Again she called him by name, and at the same instant the ape, fretting under the restraints of the unaccustomed garments of the Tarmangani, tore the burnoose from him, revealing to the eyes of the horror-struck woman the hideous face and hairy form of a giant anthropoid.
At first the child was horror-struck, but when he turned to the little old woman for sympathy he found a grim smile upon her thin lips.
I was not even able to stand up-- I sank back in my chair; I stared horror-struck at the calm blue eyes that were only looking at me with a gentle surprise.