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Definition of "horrific" []

  • Causing horror; terrifying. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "horrific" in a sentence
  • "Red State is not a comedy, there's been a lot of speculation about what it really is but from what Kevin Smith says I think it sounds more like a thriller with horrific elements added, but using the term horrific not to describe gore and blood but more shocking than anything."
  • "U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Syria is engaging in what she calls "horrific" attacks against its own people, but the international community is not currently considering military action against the government in Damascus because regional leaders are working behind the scenes to resolve the crisis."
  • "By the following month, the new mentors began to document what they describe as horrific conditions."