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Not LiteralPlay
Used figuratively to emphasize strong negative emotions, not always implying actual fear or terror. SlideThe amount of waste produced yearly is horrifying.
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Emotionally ChargedPlay
Expresses a deep emotional reaction; often used to engage sympathy or concern. SlideThe photos from the war-torn area were horrifying.
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Intensity MattersPlay
Reserve 'horrifying' for situations that truly, deeply shock or disturb, not for mild displeasure. SlideThe documentary's depiction of the famine was horrifying.