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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horrific  \Hor*rif"ic\,  a.  [L.  horrifieus  horrere  to  be  horrible 
  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make:  cf  F.  horrifique  See 
  {Horror},  {-fy}.] 
  Causing  horror;  frightful. 
 
  Let  .  .  .  nothing  ghastly  or  horrific  be  supposed.  --I. 
  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horrific 
  adj  1:  grossly  offensive  to  decency  or  morality;  causing  horror; 
  "subjected  to  outrageous  cruelty";  "a  hideous  pattern 
  of  injustice";  "horrific  conditions  in  the  mining 
  industry"  [syn:  {hideous},  {horrid},  {outrageous}] 
  2:  causing  fear  or  dread  or  terror;  "the  awful  war";  "an  awful 
  risk";  "dire  news";  "a  career  or  vengeance  so  direful  that 
  London  was  shocked";  "the  dread  presence  of  the 
  headmaster";  "polio  is  no  longer  the  dreaded  disease  it 
  once  was";  "a  dreadful  storm";  "a  fearful  howling"; 
  "horrendous  explosions  shook  the  city";  "a  terrible  curse" 
  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded},  {dreadful}, 
  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous},  {terrible}] 




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