[haw-rif-ik, ho-]
causing horror.

1645–55; < Latin horrificus, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horrēre to bristle with fear) + -ficus -fic

horrifically, adverb
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horrific (hɒˈrɪfɪk, hə-)
provoking horror; horrible

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Word Origin & History

"causing horror," 1650s, from L. horrificus "terrible, dreadful," lit. "making the hair stand on end," from horrere "to bristle, to stand on end" (see horror) + -ficus, from stem of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
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Example sentences
Presidents and coaches are being fired for their lack of judgment, lack of
  care, and in some cases horrific crimes.
Otherwise, the delay would no doubt be truly horrific.
There are horrific nightmares all around the world, but there's something
  special about this one.
When an evolving viral disease hops a species barrier, it can sometimes cause
  horrific infections.
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