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Borrowed from Latin horrificus, from horrere (to be horrible) + -ficare (to make (in comp.)): confer French horrifique. See horror, -fy.

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horrific (comparative more horrific, superlative most horrific)

  1. Horrifying, causing horror; horrible.

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  • Like many terms that start with a non-silent h but have emphasis on their second syllable, some people precede horrific with an, others with a.

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