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What is another word for horrifying?

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Adjective
Extremely horrifying or disturbing in nature
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“When he went to investigate what was happening, he was met with a truly horrifying scene. Standing in the living room was Ian Brady hitting Edward's head with a hatchet.”
Adjective
Causing fear, fright or horror
“He jumped on top of the armored personnel carrier and screeched the most horrifying zombie screech he could muster.”
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Causing one to feel upset or distressed
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“The newcomers were plunged into a maelstrom of horrifying news about the arrival of creatures from Mars.”
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Characterized by harsh or grievous circumstances or conditions
“Seebohm had done more than anyone to expose the horrifying living conditions of the poor in his 1901 treatise on the slums of York.”
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Deserving hatred and contempt
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“Do not allow the horrifying act of one person to stain the reputation of an entire community of good, hard-working people.”
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Inhumanly or outrageously evil or immorally wrong
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Adjective
Disturbing in nature due to references to death or dying
Verb
Present participle for to scare or fill with horror or fear
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“I was falling in love with a Princess. I confess that it did not horrify me. On the contrary, I grew thrilled and excited.”
Verb
Present participle for to fill with shock or disgust
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“He often used to horrify me with his diabolical schemes.”
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