horrify meaning, horrify definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( horrifies    3rd person present)   ( horrifying    present participle)   ( horrified    past tense & past participle  ) If someone is horrified, they feel shocked or disgusted, usually because of something that they have seen or heard.      verb   (=appal)  
His family were horrified by the change.      be V-ed  
...a crime trend that will horrify all parents.      V n  
  horrified      adv  
When I saw these figures I was horrified...     
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1    affright, alarm, frighten, intimidate, petrify, put the wind up     (informal)   scare, terrify, terrorize  
2    appal, disgust, dismay, gross out     (U.S. slang)   make one's hair stand on end, outrage, shock, sicken  
   comfort, delight, enchant, encourage, gladden, hearten, please, reassure, soothe  

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