verb (used with object), hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing.
Words nearby horrify
Origin of horrify
OTHER WORDS FROM horrifyhor·ri·fi·ca·tion, nounhor·ri·fy·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for horrifying
Among them were some horrifying images of severe damage to nasal tissue caused by a child lodging a button battery in her nose.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.|Russell Saunders|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Visitors to the sea park reported hearing “horrifying screams” and loud sounds of splashing water.Activists: Moscow Sea Park Is ‘Torturing’ Its Orca Whales|Anna Nemtsova|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Horrifying TV images looked more like a developing country in the midst of racial/tribal/ethnic strife than the United States.
As horrifying as this tragedy is, we might only be able to make it worse.
Certainly, such crimes are beyond unconscionable and horrifying.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The picture of their lingering death in that frightful crowd of specters was most horrifying.The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair|Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
At first it was horrifying to Neale to have some one depending on him!Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
"I am almost sure of it," she answers, complacently, horrifying the proper Florence being one of her chief joys.Airy Fairy Lilian|Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
Staring into the dark she saw things happening across the seas: dreadful things, ugly, jarring, horrifying things.Non-combatants and Others|Rose Macaulay
Young Russell was a college student—a youth of intellect and high mind—and he suffered all the torments of a horrifying shock.Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins