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 ?
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.
The sisters drew back horror-struck into the furthest corner of the room.
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.
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
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 this the natives ran scampering through the groves, horror-struck at the enormity of the act.
HORROR-STRUCK Phil Jones suffered the indignity of despatching a spectacular own goal at Wembley.
His contemporary and contender for the crown of best short story writer in Urdu Saadat Hasan Manto stole the thunder with searing stories exploring the psyche of brutalised and horror-struck people in ways that leave other writers far behind.
He wakes up one day horror-struck to find himself inside a prison cell after four months have slipped by and been erased from his memory.
As Adele relived the horrors of the relationship - and spoke on how to avoid falling victim to domestic abuse - pupils at Notre Dame High School in Norwich listened in horror-struck silence.
Horror-struck Gareth McAuley turns Gareth Bale's cross into his own net
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.