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 for horrifying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horrify \Hor"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Horrified; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Horrifying.] [L. horrificare. See Horrific.]
     To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror;
     as, the sight horrified the beholders. --E. Irving.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a
             frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even
             horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"-
             Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound" [syn: atrocious,
             frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "horrifying":
     appalling, astounding, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful,
     baneful, beastly, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fell,
     formidable, ghastly, ghoulish, grim, grisly, gruesome, hideous,
     horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, lurid, macabre, morbid,
     redoubtable, rotten, schrecklich, shocking, terrible, terrific,
     terrifying, tragic, tremendous, unspeakable

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