Horrify vs Disgust - What's the difference?

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Horrify is a related term of disgust.


As verbs the difference between horrify and disgust

is that horrify is to cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror while disgust is to cause an intense dislike for something.

As a noun disgust is

an intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.

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horrify

English

Verb

  • To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
  • The haunted house was horrifying , from one room to the next I felt more and more like I wasn’t going to survive.

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    disgust

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cause an intense dislike for something.
  • It disgusts me, to see her chew with her mouth open.
  • * 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter V
  • It is impossible to convey, in words, any idea of the hideous phantasmagoria of shifting limbs and faces which moved through the evil-smelling twilight of this terrible prison-house. Callot might have drawn it, Dante might have suggested it, but a minute attempt to describe its horrors would but disgust . There are depths in humanity which one cannot explore, as there are mephitic caverns into which one dare not penetrate.

    Noun

    (wikipedia disgust) (-)
  • An intense dislike or loathing someone feels for something bad or nasty.
  • With an air of disgust , she stormed out of the room.