Origin of horrific
Examples from the Web for horrific
In its presence--jolting, sudden, horrific—the monster is the monster of grief.
We love to laugh at Kim and Company because it distracts our souls from the horrific reality of their hermetic regime.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the most horrific episodes of the Vietnam War is being made into a government-funded opera.
I always saw the horrific side of this seemingly benign environment.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The refugee stories are compelling at first, but horrific details are numbing.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were met in the gate by a crowd of women howling and blowing horns, and otherwise adding to the horrific tumult.The Sign of the Spider|Bertram Mitford
The other two were named Virgilia and Orinthia, and I can't say that these horrific labels did them any injustice.
He passed his hands over his face as though shutting out some horrific vision.The Silent Barrier|Louis Tracy
Under the April showers and sun-shafts they became tragic, enchanted, horrific, paradisiac.Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston
She merely sensed that it was red carnage, titanic, horrific.Good References|E. J. Rath
British Dictionary definitions for horrific
Word Origin and History for horrific
"causing horror," 1650s, from French horrifique or directly from Latin horrificus "dreadful, exciting terror," literally "making the hair stand on end," from horrere "to bristle, to stand on end" (see horror) + -ficus, from stem of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Horrifically.