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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror;
- Example: "subjected to outrageous cruelty"
- Example: "a hideous pattern of injustice"
- Example: "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
[syn: hideous, horrid, horrific, outrageous]

2. causing fear or dread or terror;
- Example: "the awful war"
- Example: "an awful risk"
- Example: "dire news"
- Example: "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
- Example: "the dread presence of the headmaster"
- Example: "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
- Example: "a dreadful storm"
- Example: "a fearful howling"
- Example: "horrendous explosions shook the city"
- Example: "a terrible curse"
[syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Let . . . nothing ghastly or horrific be supposed. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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, horrific, 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, horrific, terrible]