Horrific - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |həˈrɪfɪk|  American pronunciation of the word horrific
Brit.  |hɒˈrɪfɪk|  British pronunciation of the word horrific

adjective

- grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror(syn: hideous, horrid, outrageous)

horrific conditions in the mining industry

- causing fear or dread or terror (syn: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, terrible)

Examples

...horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world...

His injuries were horrific.

horrific conditions in the mining industry

While under hypnosis, she described the horrific accident in detail.

He appeared totally detached from the horrific nature of his crimes.

He suffered horrific injuries in the attack.

New safety measures were being demanded after last night's horrific train crash.

...horrific crimes that obviously were committed by a very unbalanced person...

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