horrified

[ hawr-uh-fahyd, hor- ]
/ ˈhɔr əˌfaɪd, ˈhɒr- /

adjective

showing or indicating great shock or horror: a horrified gasp; a horrified expression.
accompanied or characterized by a feeling of horror: horrified interest.
struck with horror; shocked: horrified and outraged spectators.

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Origin of horrified

First recorded in 1830–40; horrify + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM horrified

hor·ri·fied·ly [hawr-uh-fahyd-lee, -fahy-id-, hor-], /ˈhɔr əˌfaɪd li, -ˌfaɪ ɪd-, ˈhɒr-/, adverbun·hor·ri·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for horrified

horrified
/ (ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪd) /

adjective

terrified; frightened
dismayed or shocked
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