horrify Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us


Hor"ri*fy transitive verb
L. horrificare. See Horrific.
imperfect & past participle Horrified ; present participle & verbal noun Horrifying
  1. To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders. E. Irving.

Webster 1913