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horrific

Syllabification: hor·ri·fic
Pronunciation: /həˈrifik
 
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Definition of horrific in English:

adjective

Causing horror: horrific injuries
More example sentences
  • A man suffered a horrific eye injury after he and his girlfriend were attacked by a gang of thugs as they left a pub.
  • A man suffered horrific crush injuries to his hand after he became trapped in a printing press.
  • Her injuries were so horrific that the vet had no choice but to put her to sleep.
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Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin horrificus, from horrere 'tremble, shudder' (see horrid).

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