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

horrifying (ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  causing feelings of horror in; awful; terrifying;
2.  dismaying or greatly shocking; dreadful
 
'horrifyingly
 
adv

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Example sentences
She also talked at some length about her writing process, which was fascinating
  as well as horrifying.
The thought that they're admitting students who don't even meet that standard
  is horrifying.
In my view, that is so horrifying that nothing more be said about any of her
  opinions.
We all lurch and lose our balance-a truly horrifying experience when it happens
  on a roof.
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