/ (ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪɪŋ) /

  1. causing feelings of horror in; awful; terrifying;

  2. dismaying or greatly shocking; dreadful

Derived forms of horrifying

  • horrifyingly, adverb

Words Nearby horrifying

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How to use horrifying in a sentence

  • Her face was horrifying with its intensity of pathetic regret.

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  • Jack the Ripper was a fiend in human form that was killing women continually in the most horrifying manner and in cold blood.

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  • The execution of the Duc d'Enghien was so horrifying to Chateaubriand that he forthwith resigned his appointments.

  • Somehow, telling it to someone else, it seemed at once even less real but more horrifying as a possible danger to Jill.

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  • I have never heard a more horrifying scream than that which he uttered.