[ UK /hˈɒɹɪfˌa‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈhɔɹəˌfaɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. provoking horror
    an ugly wound
    an atrocious automobile accident
    an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    a frightful crime of decapitation
    war is beyond all words horrible
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How To Use horrifying In A Sentence

  • A steady stream of self-released mix tapes and videos - all adhering to the group's cartoonishly horrifying aesthetic, all a bit more deranged than the rest - increased the buzz and kept the conversation going. In concert: OFWGKTA at U Street Music Hall
  • She has written a beautiful book about something horrifying and ugly. Times, Sunday Times
  • The alternative of the commons is too horrifying to contemplate.
  • Indeed, though most Americans will embrace some type of solemn memorial today, there is resistance to dwelling on the horrifying tragedies of a year ago.
  • Flying monkey, griffon, and unicorn -- the least horrifying taxidermy creatures on display (and for sale) at Sarina Brewer's site. Taxidermy fantasy creatures
  • But it is as visually stunning as it is horrifying. The Sun
  • The succession of blows—the Agency’s decision not to provide us with any security, followed by the horrifying SSCI report and its Additional Views section, then my colleague’s inability or unwillingness to retestify before the SSCI, and the continuing media onslaught—were overwhelming. Fair Game
  • Emmy Rossum showed up to the black carpet early with some friends to be one of the first to take a 20-minute hayride through dozens of horrifying scenes. The Daily Truffle: Celebrities Turn Out for Opening Night of Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park
  • I've read horrifying stories of what happens when a child is aborted, babies being torn to pieces inside the womb, then sucked out, etc etc.
  • None of these characters is evil, none commits the transgression that precipitates the suicide, but all are driven, understandably yet horrifyingly, to behave in devious ways that wound others badly. Cover to Cover
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