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1       adj   If you describe a physical attack, accident, or injury as horrific, you mean that it is very bad, so that people are shocked when they see it or think about it.   (=horrendous)  
I have never seen such horrific injuries...     
  horrifically      adv   ADV with v  
He had been horrifically assaulted before he died.     
2       adj   If you describe something as horrific, you mean that it is so big that it is extremely unpleasant.   (=horrendous)  
...piling up horrific extra amounts of money on top of your original debt.     
  horrifically      adv   ADV adj  
Opera productions are horrifically expensive.     
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appalling, awful, dreadful, frightening, frightful, from hell     (informal)   ghastly, grim, grisly, hellacious     (U.S. slang)   horrendous, horrifying, shocking, terrifying  

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