Definition of "horrify" []

  • To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause feelings of horror in; terrify; frighten (verb)

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  • To dismay or shock greatly (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "horrify" in a sentence
  • ""I picked it up with the 'goods' at Aunt Mary's," replied Tavia laughing, for she really only made use of the expressions to "horrify""
  • ""You couldn't horrify them," she told an interviewer."
  • "Both options horrify many conservatives in the CDU, who complain that Ms. Merkel's pragmatism has robbed the party of any clearly conservative identity."