From King Dictionary of Contemporary English horrify hor‧ri‧fy / ˈhɒrɪfaɪ $ ˈhɔː-, ˈhɑː- / ●○○ verb ( horrified , horrifying ) [transitive ] SHOCK UPSET to make someone feel very shocked and upset or afraid Henry was horrified by what had happened. horrified to see/hear/find etc She was horrified to discover that he loved Rose. → See Verb table Examples from the Corpus horrify • Meg watched, fascinated and horrified, as he probed inside the animal, the blood dark on his fingers. • Groups representing disabled people were horrified at the proposals. • I was horrified by her swollen and distended stomach. • Some of the students wept, horrified by the Holocaust survivor's stories. • The President and I exchanged quick, horrified glances. • I was horrified to find out later that in fact he had not collected her from school but from the police station. • As Theresa would probably be horrified to hear. • You are horrified, you can not think straight, as you stare at the broken body. horrified to see/hear/find etc • As Theresa would probably be horrified to hear. • You are horrified to see a small foot sticking out from behind your rear tire. • When we had entered the house, however, I was horrified to see Heathcliff lock the front door. • She was horrified to see how quickly the opportunistic infection took hold. • I was horrified to find out later that in fact he had not collected her from school but from the police station. • Jessamy was horrified to find that a wave of pure jealousy was beginning to sweep through her. • But, once she began thinking along those lines, she was horrified to find that she could not stop. • O was horrified to see that the man was actually crying.