To horrify is to cause someone to feel shocked and disturbed. It may horrify your parents if you announce that you're dropping out of school to become a professional clown.

Things that horrify you fill you with terror, shock, or disgust. It would horrify you to run into a vampire on a dark city streets, and it would also horrify you to be served raw hamburger for lunch. The emotion that arises when something horrifies you is horror, a word that's the same in Latin, with the literal meaning "a shaking, a trembling, or a shudder."

Definitions of horrify

v fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

“I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview”
“The news of the executions horrified us”
alarm, appal, appall, dismay
strike with horror or terror
Type of:
affright, fright, frighten, scare
cause fear in

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