Definition of Terror

1. Noun. An overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety.

Exact synonyms: Affright, Panic
Generic synonyms: Fear, Fearfulness, Fright
Specialized synonyms: Swivet
Derivative terms: Affright, Panic, Panic, Panicky, Terrify, Terrorise, Terrorise, Terrorist, Terrorize, Terrorize



2. Noun. A person who inspires fear or dread. "He was the terror of the neighborhood"
Exact synonyms: Scourge, Threat
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Terrorist

3. Noun. A very troublesome child.
Exact synonyms: Brat, Holy Terror, Little Terror
Generic synonyms: Imp, Monkey, Rapscallion, Rascal, Scalawag, Scallywag, Scamp
Derivative terms: Bratty

4. Noun. The use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons). "He used terror to make them confess"
Specialized synonyms: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Coercion

Definition of Terror

1. n. Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright.

Definition of Terror

1. Noun. intense (dread), (fright), or (fear). ¹

2. Noun. specific instances of being intensely terrified ¹

3. Noun. ┬áthe action or quality of causing dread; (terribleness), especially such qualities in narrative fiction ¹

4. Noun. ┬ásomething or someone that causes such fear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terror

1. intense fear [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terror

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Literary usage of Terror

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1. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... but easily seduced* The public events of the first two Acts show us Othello in his most glorious aspect, as the support of Venice and the terror of the- ..."

2. Lectures on the History of the French Revolution by William Smyth (1855)
"REIGN OF terror. IN my last lecture I endeavoured to give you some general notion of the system of terror that existed in France under the reign of ..."

3. Lectures on the History of the French Revolution by William Smyth (1855)
"REIGN OF terror. IN my last lecture I endeavoured to give you some general notion of the system of terror that existed in France under the reign of ..."

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