terrifying


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ter·ri·fy

 (tĕr′ə-fī′)
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid: "She was terrified that he would lie to her" (Jodi Picoult). See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To drive or force by arousing fear: "The few who survived had long ago been terrified into complete intellectual surrender" (George Orwell).

[Latin terrificāre, from terrificus, terrific; see terrific.]

terrifying

(ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
adj
causing great fear or dread; extremely frightening
ˈterriˌfyingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.terrifying - causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

terrifying

adjective frightening, scary (informal), alarming, appalling, dreadful, menacing, intimidating, fearful, daunting, fearsome, unnerving, hair-raising, baleful one of the most terrifying diseases known to man
Translations
مُرْعِب، مُخيف
děsivý
rémítő
skelfilegur
strašen

terrifying

[ˈterɪfaɪɪŋ] ADJ [experience, sound, sight] → espantoso, aterrador; [person] → aterrador
it was terrifying!¡fue espantoso or aterrador!
what a terrifying thought!¡qué idea más aterradora!, ¡qué espanto!
I still find it terrifying to walk along that streettodavía me da muchísimo miedo caminar por esa calle

terrifying

[ˈtɛrɪfaɪɪŋ] adj (= frightening) → terrifiant(e)

terrifying

adj film, storygrauenerregend; thought, sightentsetzlich; speedAngst erregend, furchterregend

terrifying

[ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪɪŋ] adjterrificante

terrify

(ˈterifai) verb
to make very frightened. She was terrified by his appearance.
terrific (təˈrifik) adjective
1. marvellous; wonderful. a terrific party.
2. very great, powerful etc. He gave the ball a terrific kick.
terrifically (təˈrifikəli) adverb
very (much). She enjoyed herself terrifically.
ˈterrified adjective
The terrified little girl screamed.
ˈterrifying adjective
References in classic literature ?
Was all this a some sort of terrifying arrangement invented by the police for his especial benefit?
They were slow, hesitant, uncertain, as of something that did not see its way; to my disordered reason all the more terrifying for that, as the approach of some blind and mindless malevolence to which is no appeal.
He realized more keen enjoyment through annoying and terrifying them than from any other source of amusement the grim jungle offered.
At first he shot much of the game from the cabin windows, but toward the end the animals learned to fear the strange lair from whence issued the terrifying thunder of his rifle.
The film is available both in its theatrical R-rated version and in an unrated director's cut that promises "11 minutes of footage too sexy and terrifying for theaters.
Builder Leslie Lepage, 47, subjected a 35-year-old mother to a terrifying six-hour ordeal after breaking into her home.
The terrifying accident happened as the inflatable passed just 200ft from shore at St David's, west Wales, on Thursday.
Edu, recovering from the ordeal at home last night, said the most terrifying moment was when police arrived.
KIDNAPPED Scottish oil workers have revealed the brutal torture threats they endured during their terrifying hostage ordeal.
She said: "To think that the boy who murdered my son can walk free again is terrifying.
The actress revealed husband Michael Douglas told her: "Honey, you are at your most terrifying when you do nothing.
Synopsis: In the pages of "A Terrifying Grace", Rob Yule (a retired New Zealand Presbyterian minister and a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand) looks at a fascinating selection of romantic relationships from throughout Christian history, ranging from Augustine, Abelard and Heloise, and the Luthers, to Billy and Ruth Graham and Pope Saint John Paul II.