horrifyingly horrifyingly


  • (adv) in a horrifying manner


  1. At the end, Tony is as he was at the beginning: his development and degeneration are horrifyingly predictable; his death evokes not fear or pity, but numb relief.
  2. It became horrifyingly clear moments later: controller's voices crackling into airplane cockpits across the United States were calm but the message was disturbing and unprecedented.
  3. Many of my reform ideas are horrifyingly mundane, and so would be very difficult to rally support around, and very easy to demagogue in today's political media.



  1. President Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski said that the Russian leader was following a course "that is horrifyingly similar to that taken by Stalin and Hitler in the 1930s."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Zbigniew Brzezinski Source: Washington Post

  2. Black told the Globe and Mail this month that he was "horrifyingly busy with one thing and another" in jail.
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: Conrad Black Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. In short, they acted like clueless European tourists in a land they didn't understand, Diamond argues, using "horrifyingly large amounts of timber" to build an oversized cathedral, tearing up scarce turf to thatch their houses, and -- most...
    on Jan 16, 2005 By: Jared Diamond Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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