horrified horrified  /ˈhɔ rə ˌfaɪd/


  1. (adj) stricken with horror
  2. (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised


  1. Her fierce choreography sometimes amazed and sometimes horrified, but in it she embodied modern dance arrogantly and spectacularly.
  2. They were horrified by violence and sincerely wanted the war to end.
  3. He had stolen Austria before the eyes of a horrified and apparently impotent world.


  1. Van drives into SF Bay, divers look for driver

    Authorities say a woman drove a minivan into San Francisco Bay and sank to the bottom in front of horrified witnesses. She was found dead inside hours later. Police and witnesses say the gold van jumped a curb and ran straight into the bay near San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor late Friday afternoon. Sailors from a civilian boat first tried to help the woman but were unable. It proved difficult ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTVU

  2. Teen Says School Used Her Facebook Bikini Photo As A Warning To Other Students, Sues For $2 Million

    Chelsea Chaney, who's now a college freshman, says she was horrified when the school's technology director used one of her Facebook photos in a slide with the warning: "Once it's there, it's there to stay."
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. $1,000 reward offered for information related to recent goat mutilation

    A Longview couple was so horrified by last weekend’s mysterious mutilation and killing of a friendly pet goat on Beacon Hill that their company is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the culprit’s arrest and conviction.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Daily News

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  1. "I was deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The manner of her going is a reminder of the common dangers that our region faces from cowardly acts of terrorism and of the need to eradicate this dangerous...
    on Dec 27, 2007 By: Manmohan Singh Source: The Australian

  2. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire said she was "shocked and horrified" by the killings. "Our police put their lives on the line every day and tragedies like this remind us of the risks they continually take to keep our communities safe. My...
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Chris Gregoire Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "A UK citizen has suffered a horrified and lingering death," Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Parliament in London today. "Given the seriousness of crime, Russia's reply to the extradition request is extremely disappointing."
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: Bloomberg

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