What is the meaning of horrifying?

verb

  • Fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.
    • usage: "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"

adjective

  • Provoking horror.
    • usage: "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"
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