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adjective as in bloodcurdling

adjective as in chilling

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Example Sentences

On the show, it led to this half-comical, half-horrifying, but 100 percent amazing moment.

It is a near certainty that jailed gays and lesbians face horrifying violence in prison.

The wrestling fans are “incredibly horrifying when you age,” Madusa, now 50, wrote.

Among them were some horrifying images of severe damage to nasal tissue caused by a child lodging a button battery in her nose.

Visitors to the sea park reported hearing “horrifying screams” and loud sounds of splashing water.

Her face was horrifying with its intensity of pathetic regret.

Jack the Ripper was a fiend in human form that was killing women continually in the most horrifying manner and in cold blood.

The execution of the Duc d'Enghien was so horrifying to Chateaubriand that he forthwith resigned his appointments.

Somehow, telling it to someone else, it seemed at once even less real but more horrifying as a possible danger to Jill.

I have never heard a more horrifying scream than that which he uttered.


On this page you'll find 551 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to horrifying, such as: appalling, awful, dreadful, horrible, horrid, and rotten.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.