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 ?
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.
He realized more keen enjoyment through annoying and terrifying them than from any other source of amusement the grim jungle offered.
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.
Was all this a some sort of terrifying arrangement invented by the police for his especial benefit?
to admit to and has remorse for has done Karl Perry Det Con Karl Perry, of GMP's Rochdale division said the victim has been left with lasting mental scars from the terrifying event.
Berlin -- A German government spokesman said Monday that the street violence that rocked central Paris during weekend "yellow vest" protests was "terrifying".
One viewer wrote: "I hate Bird Box because it made me feel like I was actually in the movie and it was TERRIFYING."
The seafarer - notorious for terrifying victims by hanging lighted fuses from his hat and beard - was actually born Edward Thatch, not Teach, and was fair and "judicious" according to US writer Colin Woodard.
Taxi driver punched in terrifying attack of Mrs Ahmed being repeatedly punched in the taxi at Mabie Court in Dumfries.
They'd only been in their new housed at the foot of the for six weeks before the terrifying fire which claimed 72 Sally's matchmaking skills need a little perfecting But while that attempt at match-making might not have worked, Sophie is gobsmacked when lawyer Paula (her mum's former classmate, remember) turns up at the house and makes it clear she's interested in Sophie herself.
frozen with fear, while Lachlan Belle is terrified Aiming to give something back west London community devastated by the horrific fire in tower last June, they are tower for terrifying lives.