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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.
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horrify

(ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to cause feelings of horror in; terrify; frighten
2. to dismay or shock greatly
ˌhorrifiˈcation n
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hor•ri•fy

(ˈhɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈhɒr-)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to cause to feel horror.
2. to distress greatly; shock or dismay.
[1785–95; < Latin horrificāre to cause horror]
hor`ri•fi•ca′tion, n.
hor′ri•fy`ing•ly, adv.
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horrify


Past participle: horrified
Gerund: horrifying

Imperative
horrify
horrify
Present
I horrify
you horrify
he/she/it horrifies
we horrify
you horrify
they horrify
Preterite
I horrified
you horrified
he/she/it horrified
we horrified
you horrified
they horrified
Present Continuous
I am horrifying
you are horrifying
he/she/it is horrifying
we are horrifying
you are horrifying
they are horrifying
Present Perfect
I have horrified
you have horrified
he/she/it has horrified
we have horrified
you have horrified
they have horrified
Past Continuous
I was horrifying
you were horrifying
he/she/it was horrifying
we were horrifying
you were horrifying
they were horrifying
Past Perfect
I had horrified
you had horrified
he/she/it had horrified
we had horrified
you had horrified
they had horrified
Future
I will horrify
you will horrify
he/she/it will horrify
we will horrify
you will horrify
they will horrify
Future Perfect
I will have horrified
you will have horrified
he/she/it will have horrified
we will have horrified
you will have horrified
they will have horrified
Future Continuous
I will be horrifying
you will be horrifying
he/she/it will be horrifying
we will be horrifying
you will be horrifying
they will be horrifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been horrifying
you have been horrifying
he/she/it has been horrifying
we have been horrifying
you have been horrifying
they have been horrifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been horrifying
you will have been horrifying
he/she/it will have been horrifying
we will have been horrifying
you will have been horrifying
they will have been horrifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been horrifying
you had been horrifying
he/she/it had been horrifying
we had been horrifying
you had been horrifying
they had been horrifying
Conditional
I would horrify
you would horrify
he/she/it would horrify
we would horrify
you would horrify
they would horrify
Past Conditional
I would have horrified
you would have horrified
he/she/it would have horrified
we would have horrified
you would have horrified
they would have horrified
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.horrify - fill with apprehension or alarmhorrify - fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
shock - strike with horror or terror; "The news of the bombing shocked her"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

horrify

verb
1. terrify, alarm, frighten, scare, intimidate, petrify, terrorize, put the wind up (informal), gross out (U.S. slang), make your hair stand on end, scare the bejesus out of (informal), affright a crime trend that will horrify all parents
terrify encourage, comfort, reassure, soothe, hearten
2. shock, appal, disgust, dismay, sicken, outrage When I saw these figures I was horrified.
shock please, delight, enchant, gladden
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horrify

verb
To deprive of courage or the power to act as a result of fear, anxiety, or disgust:
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Translations
يُفْزِع، يُرْعِب
zděsit
chokereforfærde
hræîa, skelfa
zhroziť
prestrašiti
dehşet vermekşoke etmek

horrify

[ˈhɒrɪfaɪ] VT
1. (= fill with horror) → horrorizar
I was horrified to discover thatme horrorizó descubrir que ...
2. (= shock) → escandalizar
they were all horrifiedse escandalizaron todos
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

horrify

[ˈhɒrɪfaɪ] vthorrifier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

horrify

vtentsetzen; he was horrified by or at the suggestioner war über den Vorschlag entsetzt; it horrifies me to think what …ich denke (nur) mit Entsetzen daran, was …
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horrify

[ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪ] vtlasciare inorridito/a
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horror

(ˈhorə) noun
1. great fear or dislike. She has a horror of spiders; She looked at me in horror.
2. a disagreeable person or thing. Her little boy is an absolute horror.
ˈhorrible adjective
1. causing horror; dreadful. a horrible sight.
2. unpleasant. What a horrible day!
ˈhorribleness noun
ˈhorribly adverb
ˈhorrid (-rid) adjective
1. unpleasant. That was a horrid thing to say.
2. dreadful. a horrid shriek.
horrific (həˈrifik) adjective
terrible; terrifying. a horrific accident; a horrific journey.
ˈhorrify (-fai) verb
to shock greatly. Mrs Smith was horrified to find that her son had a tattooed chest.
ˈhorrifying adjective
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But, Gaut objects, what horrifies us need not be a monster.
This alternately thrills and horrifies his superiors, who on the one hand are delighted when Darias gets big-time traffickers to launder money through Dean, and on the other are horrified that their top-secret project is controlled by a walk-on with a felony record.