What's the difference between horrify and terrify plz explain it in an easy way
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I'm speaking for American-English: Horrify implies a shocking incident, potential gore. Terrify implies a recurring or long-term incident, a more psychological effect
This is a very broad question, but thse are my thoughts. I'm sure colloquial differences exist and you'll get varied answers.
This is my first input on this site, please go easy!
Horrify is a variety of bad feelings relating to a experience.
Horror from dictionary.com : an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear
Terror is simply extreme fear.
Terror from dictionary.com : extreme fear.
Usually if you feel terror, you will also feel horror. However, you often don't feel terror if you feel horror.
You might feel horror from the shock of seeing a ghost, and terror from the fear of seeing a ghost.
However, if you discovered that for the whole day you had some marmalade on your chin without realising, you'd feel horror but not terror.
The two overlap quite a lot though.