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horrify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of horrify

to strike with fear
  • The news of the accident horrified her.
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Phrases Synonymous with horrify

give one the creeps, make one's flesh creep (or crawl)

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Synonym Discussion of horrify

dismay, appall, horrify, daunt mean to unnerve or deter by arousing fear, apprehension, or aversion. dismay implies that one is disconcerted and at a loss as to how to deal with something.
    • dismayed at the size of the job
appall implies that one is faced with that which perturbs, confounds, or shocks.
    • I am appalled by your behavior
horrify stresses a reaction of horror or revulsion.
    • was horrified by such wanton cruelty
daunt suggests a cowing, disheartening, or frightening in a venture requiring courage.
    • a cliff that would daunt the most intrepid climber


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