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horrific

hor·rif·ic

horrific

pronunciation:
h rI fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: causing terror; dreadful; horrifying.
The public called for the death penalty for the man who committed this horrific crime.
similar words:
appalling, macabre, terrible
derivation: horrifically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word horrific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".