Definition of Terrifying

1. Adjective. Causing extreme terror. "A terrifying wail"

Exact synonyms: Terrific
Similar to: Alarming



Definition of Terrifying

1. Adjective. Frightening or intimidating. ¹

2. Adjective. Of a formidable nature; terrific ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of terrify) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Terrifying

1. terrify [v] - See also: terrify

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Terrifying

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terrified
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terrifying (current term)
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Literary usage of Terrifying

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... to add also illustration to the one and enforcement to the other, sometimes persuading, sometimes terrifying ; and accordingly addressing himself to the ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... private was muttering uneasily as he dozed open-mouthed in the glare of the great guard-lantern. The heat under the bricked archway was terrifying. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The light, she said, had frequently accompanied her—not a terrifying light, hut gentle and calm, just showing her way as she walked. ..."

4. Books in General by John Collings Squire (1921)
"A terrifying Collection " T"\EACE on earth and goodwill towards JL goodwill." Take your choice of the 1--^ men." " Peace on earth to men of renderings ..."

5. The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles: Ed. Under the Authority of the by Ezra Stiles (1901)
"Nor was the Darkness of the Night less uncommon or terrifying than that of the day : notwithstanding there was almost a full Moon, no Object was discernable ..."

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