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horror-struck

Syllabification: hor·ror-struck
(also horror-stricken)

Definition of horror-struck in English:

adjective

(Of a person) briefly paralyzed with horror or shock.
Example sentences
  • She stared, horror-struck, into his eyes and realised that his mind had turned.
  • I backed up, horror-stricken, staring at the doorframe.
  • England is considering the possibility that its World Cup dream could lie in tatters seven weeks before a ball is kicked, and a frenzied southern media is horror-struck.
Synonyms
horrified, terrified, petrified, frightened, afraid, fearful, scared, panic-stricken, scared/frightened to death, scared witless;
shocked, appalled, aghast
informal scared stiff, freaked out

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