horrifying horrifying  /ˈhɔ rə ˌfaɪ ɪŋ/


  • (adj) provoking horror



  1. The passengers aboard an Albany-bound plane that took off immediately after the 707 saw the horrifying scene.
  2. Where he serves as the beast to Diane's beauty, horrifying her, titillating her, then enlisting her sympathetic curiosity and, finally, her love.
  3. He grabbed a telephone pole as the sidewalk buckled beneath his feet, and looked up at a horrifying sight.


  1. Target 11 talks to mother, children who survive 6-story bridge fall

    It was a horrifying scene -- a car with a mother and two children plunged off a bridge, and fell more than 60 feet into a ravine. Emergency responders rush to the scene expecting to find no survivors. But miraculously, everyone was alive. "We were coming across the bridge going to Cabela's and had the kids in the back seat watching a movie and just all of the sudden someone is on top of me. It ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Author of high-profile Chinese labor camp letter speaks out

    Julie Keith of Portland found a letter -- detailing horrifying conditions at a Chinese labor camp -- tucked inside some Halloween decorations, as she told KATU last December. Now, the author of that letter has given an interview to The New York Times.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOMO Seattle

  3. Woman bites into burger with razor blade in it, local news reacts hilariously [VIDEO]

    There are no shortage of people finding disgusting items in fast food — from fingers to chicken brains, etc. — and it is upsetting and horrifying and all that stuff.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News


  1. "These are men and women who have made the selfless decision" to protect the nation, Obama said of the victims. "It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil."
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different. The debt of gratitude he is owed makes it all the more horrifying, therefore, that he was treated so...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  3. Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Mr Miliband said Mr Litvinenko, a British citizen, had suffered a "horrifying and lingering death in front of his family" after being poisoned with the radioactive polonium-210.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: Independent

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