- causing horror.
Origin of horrific
1645–55; < Latin horrificus, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horrēre to bristle with fear) + -ficus -fic
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Examples from the Web for horrifically
They claimed it was an accident and the victim was too horrifically burned to speak.Has Malala Become a Puppet of the West?
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So what was this horrifically shocking joke that caused such an outcry?The Tea Party’s War on Comedy
October 24, 2013
Writer-director Danielle Gardner makes compelling use of all the horrifically iconic images.Reliving 9/11, With Tears: ‘Out of the Clear Blue Sky,’ Reviewed
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But this latest atrocity--horrifically ugly, giant emoticons--takes the cake, says Winston Ross.Facebook Is Giving Users More Ways to Express Themselves. And It’s Terrible.
August 28, 2013
The response to the loss of American lives in the line of duty has been horrifically politicized.Mark McKinnon: Our Overly Political Response to Mideast Crisis
September 17, 2012
- provoking horror; horrible
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Word Origin and History for horrifically
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