horrific

[ haw-rif-ik, ho- ]
/ hɔˈrɪf ɪk, hɒ- /

adjective

causing horror.

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Origin of horrific

1645–55; < Latin horrificus, equivalent to horri- (combining form of horrēre to bristle with fear) + -ficus -fic

OTHER WORDS FROM horrific

hor·rif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for horrifically

horrific
/ (hɒˈrɪfɪk, hə-) /

adjective

provoking horror; horrible

Derived forms of horrific

horrifically, adverb
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