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Definition of horrifying adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

horrifying

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhɒrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɑːrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
Fear
 
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making you feel extremely shocked, disgusted or frightened synonym horrific a horrifying sight/experience/story It's horrifying to see such poverty. See related entries: FearExtra examples We found the attitude of the police quite horrifying. It was a horrifying experience. It’s horrifying to see such poverty.
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