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Horrific   /hɔrˈɪfɪk/   Listen

Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror.  Synonyms: hideous, horrid, outrageous.  "A hideous pattern of injustice" , "Horrific conditions in the mining industry"
Causing fear or dread or terror.  Synonyms: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, terrible.  "An awful risk" , "Dire news" , "A career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked" , "The dread presence of the headmaster" , "Polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was" , "A dreadful storm" , "A fearful howling" , "Horrendous explosions shook the city" , "A terrible curse"

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"Horrific" Quotes from Famous Books

... clearly appear to the sight, is practised, as Aristotle teacheth it, did translate the book as you may see in your Pantagruelizing, that is to say, in drinking stiffly to your own heart's desire, and reading the dreadful and horrific acts of Pantagruel. At the end of the book there was a little treatise entitled the Antidoted Fanfreluches, or a Galimatia of extravagant conceits. The rats and moths, or (that I may not lie) other wicked beasts, had nibbled off the beginning: the rest I have hereto subjoined, for ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

Words linked to "Horrific" :   offensive, alarming, fearsome

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