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Synonyms for horrifying

Verb

1. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify, frighten, fright, scare, affright
usage: 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"

Adjective

1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly, alarming (vs. unalarming)
usage: provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
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