Synonyms for horrific

Synonyms for (adjective) horrific

Synonyms: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible

Definition: causing fear or dread or terror

Usage: the awful war; an awful risk; dire news; a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked; the dread presence of the headmaster; polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was; a dreadful storm; a fearful howling; horrendous explosions shook the city; a terrible curse

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: horrid, horrific, hideous, outrageous

Definition: grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

Usage: subjected to outrageous cruelty; a hideous pattern of injustice; horrific conditions in the mining industry

Similar words: offensive

Definition: unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

Usage: offensive odors