Examples of horrific in a Sentence
horrific images of torture that shocked the conscience of the world
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On a night when many fans craved a diversion – one day after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas – the new-look Kings came through.
The eight-year vet remains one of the better linebackers in the NFL, having made it back from the horrific knee injury suffered at CenturyLink Field in the 2013 NFC title game as well as an Achilles injury suffered last October.
When committed by terrorists, criminals, or protesters, violence is horrific, and its perpetrators are subhuman.
And so, the lies and paranoia that circulated in the chaotic aftermath of Sunday night's horrific shooting in Las Vegas were not unexpected.
On Monday night, all eyes were on Jimmy Kimmel for a response to the horrific mass shooting that struck Las Vegas Sunday.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of those affected by the horrific shooting in Las Vegas.
The death toll from the Battle of Manila was horrific: more than 100,000 Filipinos, the majority of them civilians; most of the 16,000 Japanese military holdouts; and about 1,000 American soldiers.
And the subject matter is so horrific: torture, murder, all sorts of persecution.
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First Known Use of horrific
Synonymsappalling, atrocious, awful, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrendous, horrid, horrible, horrifying, lurid, macabre, monstrous, nightmare, nightmarish, shocking, terrible, terrific
Related Wordsalarming, bloodcurdling, dire, direful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, heart-stopping, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, terrifying; abhorrent, deplorable, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, offensive, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening; abominable, evil, foul, heinous, noxious, odious, unspeakable, vile; grotesque, ugly, unsightly
Near Antonymsagreeable, appealing, attractive, delectable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, enticing, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, satisfying, welcome; cheering, comforting, soothing
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