- stricken with horror; horrified; aghast.
Also hor·ror-strick·en [hawr-er-strik-uh n, hor-] /ˈhɔr ərˌstrɪk ən, ˈhɒr-/.
Origin of horror-struck
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for horror-struck
The two Earthmen stopped short, horror-struck at what they saw.Slaves of Mercury
Your eyes, staring and horror-struck, will observe your own hands rending her.
“My dear young lady,” I cried, horror-struck at the supposition.Chance
While I was horror-struck, Channa passed by Indifferent, for he had seen such men.The Buddha
Since yesterday, when I heard of it, I have been so horror-struck as not to be able to write to you.Hortense, Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
- shocked; horrified