horrify

[hawr-uh-fahy, hor-] ,
verb (used with object), horrified, horrifying.
1.
to cause to feel horror; strike with horror: The accident horrified us all.
2.
to distress greatly; shock or dismay: She was horrified by the price of the house.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin horrificāre to cause horror, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horrēre to bristle with fear; see horrendous) + -ficāre -fy

horrification, noun
horrifyingly, adverb


frighten, terrify; repel, appall.
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horrify (ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to cause feelings of horror in; terrify; frighten
2.  to dismay or shock greatly
 
horrifi'cation
 
n

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Example sentences
So it's not surprising that human nature would follow that pattern, as much as it might horrify some of us.
The bodies were taken by helicopter and thrown from air in other cities to horrify the residents and prevent any other uprisings.
Certain events, especially those that shock and horrify, overshadow other realities in the story of a community.
All in all there is something about the history of that fatal camp that is horrify ing.
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