- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||causing terror; dreadful; horrifying.
The public called for the death penalty for the man who committed this horrific crime.
- similar words:
- appalling, macabre, terrible
The word horrific
contains the following part:
that means making, doing, causing
More about this word part:
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".