horrifyingly


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hor·ri·fy

 (hôr′ə-fī′, hŏr′-)
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror: The citizens were horrified by the bombings. The guest was horrified at the rudeness of what he had said.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock: "I ... passed a mirror ... & was horrified at the shabbiness of my hat" (Margaret Suckley).

[Latin horrificāre, from horrificus, horrific; see horrific.]

hor′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
hor′ri·fy′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.horrifyingly - in a horrifying manner; "he laughed horrifyingly"
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Translations

horrifyingly

[ˈhɒrɪˌfaɪɪŋlɪ] ADVhorrorosamente, de manera horripilante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

horrifyingly

[ˈhɒrɪfaɪɪŋli] adv [expensive, violent, high] → horriblement
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horrifyingly

adv high, low, violent, fastentsetzlich, fürchterlich; mutilated, disfiguredgrauenhaft; crash, dieauf entsetzliche Weise; and, perhaps most horrifyingly, this is only the beginningund, was vielleicht am erschreckendsten ist, dies ist nur der Anfang
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Each was in his prime, and each was wonderfully muscled, perfectly fanged and as horrifyingly ferocious as the most exacting and particular she could wish.
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