from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
- transitive v. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to feel horror; strike or impress with horror.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
"I picked it up with the 'goods' at Aunt Mary's," replied Tavia laughing, for she really only made use of the expressions to "horrify"
"You couldn't horrify them," she told an interviewer.
Both options horrify many conservatives in the CDU, who complain that Ms. Merkel's pragmatism has robbed the party of any clearly conservative identity.
While her lyrical prose defies conventional storytelling, its simple and gorgeous use of everyday language serves to inspire, horrify and, yes, touch the soul.
Does it matter if friends you haven't seen in awhile horrify you with new faces that look pained when they smile if their hearts are still huge and filled with love?
Will teenagers continue to irritate and horrify the older generations?
He searched for something deserving of the word “bestowed,” something so rare as to horrify the clerics of ordinariness.
I was hooked by the moment in a book when a visceral reaction took place, when a story could horrify you in a hypnotic way, or melt you in a moment of pure emotional recognition.
Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
It may deflect the Arab awakening into directions that will horrify us.
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