UK [ˈhɒrɪfaɪ] / US [ˈhɔrɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "horrify":
present tense I/you/we/they horrify he/she/it horrifies present participle horrifying past tense horrified past participle horrified
to shock someone very much

The idea that they may acquire nuclear weapons will horrify their neighbours in the region.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Horrify — Hor ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Horrified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Horrifying}.] [L. horrificare. See {Horrific}.] To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders. E. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horrify — index frighten, offend (insult), repel (disgust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • horrify — (v.) 1791 (implied in horrifying), from HORROR (Cf. horror) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: Horrified; horrifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • horrify — daunt, appall, *dismay Analogous words: agitate, upset, perturb, *discompose: *offend, outrage Contrasted words: delight, rejoice, gladden, gratify, *please …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • horrify — [v] scare affright, alarm, appall, chill off*, consternate, daunt, disgust, dismay, frighten, intimidate, outrage, petrify, scare to death*, shake, shock, sicken, terrify, terrorize; concepts 7,14,19 Ant. delight, make happy, please …   New thesaurus

  • horrify — ► VERB (horrifies, horrified) ▪ fill with horror. DERIVATIVES horrified adjective horrifying adjective. ORIGIN Latin horrificare …   English terms dictionary

  • horrify — [hôr′ə fī΄, här′ə fī] vt. horrified, horrifying [L horrificare < horrificus: see HORRIFIC] 1. to cause to feel horror 2. Informal to shock or disgust SYN. DISMAY horrification n …   English World dictionary

  • horrify — [[t]hɒ̱rɪfaɪ, AM hɔ͟ːr [/t]] horrifies, horrifying, horrified VERB If someone is horrified, they feel shocked or disgusted, usually because of something that they have seen or heard. [be V ed] His family were horrified by the change. [V n] ...a… …   English dictionary

  • horrify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1791 1. to cause to feel horror 2. to fill with distaste ; shock Synonyms: see dismay • horrifyingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horrify — horrification, n. horrifyingly, adv. /hawr euh fuy , hor /, v.t., horrified, horrifying. 1. to cause to feel horror; strike with horror: The accident horrified us all. 2. to distress greatly; shock or dismay: She was horrified by the price of the …   Universalium

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