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horrify

verb abash, alarm, appall, become reprehennible, consternate, disgust, dismay, distress, disturb, frighten, intimidate, nauseate, offend, outrage, petrify, repel, repulse, scare, scare to death, shock, sicken, startle, stun, stupefy, terrify
Associated concepts: horrifying a jury to evoke a desired response
See also: frighten, insult, offend, repel
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That either horrifies people or pleases them, depending on their political point of view.
This alternately thrills and horrifies his superiors, who on the one hand are delighted when Darias gets big-time traffickers to launder money through Dean, and on the other are horrified that their top-secret project is controlled by a walk-on with a felony record.