Afraid vs Horrify - What's the difference?

afraid | horrify |


As an adjective afraid

is impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.

As a verb horrify is

to cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.

afraid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear.
  • He is afraid of death.
    He is afraid to die.
    He is afraid that he will die.
  • (colloquial) regretful, sorry
  • I am afraid I can not help you in this matter .

    Usage notes

    * (term) expresses a lesser degree of fear than (terrified) or (frightened). It is often followed by the preposition (term) and the object of fear, or by an infinitive, or by a dependent clause, as shown in the examples above.

    Synonyms

    * (Impressed with fear or apprehension) afeared, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, fearful, timid, timorous * (Regretful) sorry * See also

    Derived terms

    * 'fraid * afraidness * I'm afraid not * I'm afraid so * unafraid

    See also

    * fear

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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.

    Synonyms

    * See also

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