horrify horrify  /ˈhɔ rə ˌfaɪ/


  • (v) fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised



  1. Chicago, in director Rob Marshall's bold, strutting, rapaciously funny version, puts the cynicism up front, where it can titillate, horrify and instruct us.
  2. The very notion of sequels might horrify Depp, Hollywood's best current example of dreamboat movie star and superserious character actor.
  3. These relationships horrify some feminists.



  1. The shadow home secretary, Chris Grayling, said: "This decision will horrify most reasonable people in the UK. It shows just how incompetent the government has been at managing the problem of preachers of hate and, frankly, it makes a mockery of the...
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Chris Grayling Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "They'll kill women and children, knowing that the images of their brutality will horrify civilized people. Their goal is to force us to retreat," Bush said on Wednesday.
    on Aug 25, 2005 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. "The over-representation of black people on the government's database should horrify anyone who cares about justice and fair play. There is a real danger that the DNA database just reinforces the myth that black people are more likely to commit...
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Sarah Teather Source: Ekklesia

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