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English Dictionary: horrific by the DICT Development Group
2 results for horrific
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
    Synonym(s): hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous
  2. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "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"
    Synonym(s): awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Horrific \Hor*rif"ic\, a. [L. horrifieus; horrere to be horrible
      + -ficare (in comp.) to make: cf. F. horrifique. See
      {Horror}, {-fy}.]
      Causing horror; frightful.
               Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed. --I.
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