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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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Fans of zombie or horror books will enjoy this horrifyingly gruesome tale with graphic descriptions of decay and death, hunting and eating, fighting and dying.
THE region's GPs have united to condemn the "truly, horrifyingly radical proposals" contained in a health services review.
Staunton has a marvellous eye for funny situations--whether it's the Survival Slouch perfected by the 6'4" Sam as he tries to slide inconspicuously into any room full of adults, Sam and his friend Darryl's inspired use of irons to toast peanut butter sandwiches (the toaster having inexplicably stopped working while in their care) or Sam's driving lesson which slowly and inexorably builds to a horrifyingly embarrassing climax.
No doubt the groundsman is watching with agony as thousands of BMWs and Land Rover Discoveries drive over his turf, and then, even more horrifyingly as their well heeled and high heeled owners set up picnic tables on the cricket outfield.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, September 2005: Staples, who has lived and worked in Afghanistan and Pakistan, makes the current war horrifyingly clear in this YA novel.
It's a pretty disturbing picture but, horrifyingly, a true one from the overtaxed Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
IN HORRIFYINGLY impeccable detail, author Kris-tian Williams argues that U.
All this is both extremely funny and horrifyingly plausible.
Her older sister Lizbet - who finds the inane details of life endlessly fascinating, but isn't quite so adept at tackling the big things such as money or relationships - finds herself unexpectedly and horrifyingly pregnant.
Behzad Yaghmaian's intimate, horrifyingly vivid account of the plight of Muslim refugees is misleadingly titled: Religion plays little role in most of the stories he tells, outside of the religiously inspired warfare and oppression that drove some of his protagonists--women especially--from their homes.
Two men who killed three taxi passengers when a late-night illicit road race in high-powered cars went horrifyingly wrong were both jailed yesterday.
But taking money away from people on welfare--with incomes already horrifyingly low--makes no sense at all," said John Murphy, the Council's chairperson.