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horrific

[haw-rif-ik, ho-] /hɔˈrɪf ɪk, hɒ-/
adjective
1.
causing horror.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin horrificus, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horrēre to bristle with fear) + -ficus -fic
Related forms
horrifically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for horrifically

horrific

/hɒˈrɪfɪk; hə-/
adjective
1.
provoking horror; horrible
Derived Forms
horrifically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for horrifically

horrific

adj.

"causing horror," 1650s, from French horrifique or directly from Latin horrificus "dreadful, exciting terror," literally "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). Related: Horrifically.

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