horrific etymology

English word horrific comes from Latin -ficare, Latin horreo, Latin horrere

Detailed word origin of horrific

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ficare Latin (lat)
horreo Latin (lat) I am frightful.. I dread, am afraid of.. I stand erect, stand on end.. I tremble, shiver.
horrere Latin (lat)
horrificus Latin (lat) Awful, horrible, dreadful. Frightening, frightful, horrific.
horrific English (eng) Horrifying, causing horror; horrible.

Words with the same origin as horrific

Descendants of horreo
horrendous horrible horrid horror