"causing horror," 1650s, from French horrifique or directly from Latin horrificus "dreadful, exciting terror," literally "making the hair stand on end," from horrere "to bristle, to stand on end" (see horror) + -ficus, from stem of facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Related: Horrifically.
1. The annual slaughter of wildlife in Italy is horrific.
2. The slaughter was horrific.
3. The film showed the most horrific murder scenes.
4. The aid coming in has made no impression on the horrific death rates.
5. Although the offences were horrific it was to her credit that she had owned up.