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Adjective: horrific  hó'ri-fik or ho'ri-fik [N. Amer], hu'ri-fik or hó'ri-fik [Brit]
  1. Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    "horrific conditions in the mining industry";
    - hideous, horrid, outrageous
  2. Causing fear, dread or terror
    "the horrific war";
    - awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, terrible

See also: alarming, offensive