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Synonyms for horrifyinghor·ri·fy·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    provoking horror

    "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, atrocious, slimy, ugly, dreadful, vile, despicable, painful, surly

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

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#6918terrible
#7689ugly
#8709horrible
#8774tremendous
#9372painful
#9392scary
#9775awful
#14061shocking
#20756frightening
#20769worthless
#22989fearful
#23190dreadful
#25388terrifying
#26052horrific
#27379vile
#29891appalling
#30875monstrous
#30945wretched
#36370gruesome
#38864horrendous
#38945unworthy
#39885horrifying
#40529grievous
#45237unspeakable
#45529heinous
#46824surly
#47706despicable
#48820slimy
#50274atrocious
#51404abominable
#54515frightful

How to use horrifying in a sentence?

  1. Gail Halperin:

    It is a horrifying, gripping, devastating disease that plays havoc on the family and on the patient.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    As we walked silently on that sandy beach, I began to realize that there was a unique story embedded in each and every grain of sand. Those were the stories of happiness and glory, blended and intertwined with equally compelling stories of broken dreams and searing sorrow. I felt that each grain was representing and presenting the story of Mother Earth, the tales of long forgotten civilizations and majestic empires, mind-boggling evolutions and revolutions, breakthrough inventions and innovations, godly acts by holy saints and horrifying genocides by evil dictators - all that once happened and then got wiped out over time, from the surface of our planet, by the omnipotent ebbs and flows of Time almighty......leaving behind those billions and trillons of tiny sand grains with counteless stories of Mother Earth.

  3. Emily Brearley:

    It was absolutely horrifying to see the lack of alignment with the evidence and the testimony I had given and what was stated in the report. It was a complete cover-up.

  4. Seth Rogen:

    There are people in my life who hold the beliefs that Ted Cruz holds and I really try to engage with them throughout the last year and ultimately it was horrifying, and truly, I felt like there is nothing I could convey that would reframe this person's reality as they viewed it, so, no…I don't think being nice to Ted Cruz, for me, I don't think that would be a positive thing for the world. It would be good for him.

  5. Ansel Adams:

    It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

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