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horrific Syllabification: hor·ri·fic
Pronunciation: /həˈrifik/

Definition of horrific in English:


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.


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

Words that rhyme with horrific

anaglyphic, beatific, calorific, colorific, hieroglyphic, honorific, Indo-Pacific, pacific, prolific, scientific, soporific, specific, terrific, transpacific, triglyphic
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