verb (used with object), hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing.
Origin of horrify
OTHER WORDS FROM horrifyhor·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounhor·ri·fy·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for horrify
There's a captive audience for TV shows starring people who horrify us with their behavior.
But it cannot surprise anyone at this point that the sorts of things that horrify decent people do not horrify Ron Paul.
Understanding is not sanction: these crimes still have the power to anger and horrify.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre|Megan McArdle|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Every day, newspapers and television outlets battled to see who could horrify more people with fewer words.
This idea—becoming part of the star machine in any way—seems to horrify Friend.
Neither did she guess 196 that something was impending that was bound to surprise and horrify her.The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson|Laura Dent Crane
Too transparently throughout the play the intention of the poet is to horrify.Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck|Jethro Bithell
It's rather a dismaying conclusion when it's dragged out in the open like that, and it seems to horrify him.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
I do understand you, said Damier, but you horrify me none the less.The Rescue|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
These particulars are too frightful to present in full, for they could only horrify the reader.The Life and Times of Col. Daniel Boone, Hunter, Soldier, and Pioneer|Edward Sylvester Ellis