terrify


terrify
01. My children were absolutely [terrified] of dogs when they were little.
02. The Martians were [terrified] when they discovered that the Gorilla-Men of Venus were planning to attack their space station.
03. Janis took a sky-diving class, but was too [terrified] to jump out of the plane when her turn came.
04. The first day of kindergarten in California was a [terrifying] experience for Yukiko because she couldn't speak a word of English.
05. After surviving the destruction of her house in a fire, Chantal was [terrified] of the smallest flame of a match.
06. My wife is [terrified] of flying, so we never go very far for our vacations.
07. The water was [terrifyingly] cold when we flipped our canoe, and we were certain we were going to die.
08. Sky-diving was [terrifying], exciting, wonderful and amazing all at the same time.
09. The [terrified] children hid in the basement as their drunken father attacked their mother.
10. The bank cashier was [terrified] when the robber put the gun in her face and told her to fill the sack with cash.
11. Being trapped in the house when the fire started was a [terrifying] experience.
12. Ronald Reagan once said that the nine most [terrifying] words in the English language are, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
13. Clive Barnes once said that television is the first truly democratic culture, the first culture available to everyone, and entirely governed by what the people want. The most [terrifying] thing is what people do want.
14. For unknown reasons, Napoleon Bonaparte was [terrified] of cats.

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  • Terrify — Ter ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Terrified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Terrifying}.] [L. terrere to frighten + fy: cf. F. terrifier, L. terrificare. See {Terrific}, and { fy}.] 1. To make terrible. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If the law, instead of aggravating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terrify — index endanger, frighten, intimidate, menace Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • terrify — 1570s, from L. terrificare to frighten, from terrificus causing terror (see TERRIFIC (Cf. terrific)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • terrify — *frighten, fright, scare, alarm, terrorize, startle Analogous words: agitate, upset, perturb, disquiet (see DISCOMPOSE): *dismay, appall, horrify, daunt: cow, *intimidate, browbeat, bulldoze Contrasted words: *calm, compose, soothe, tranquilize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • terrify — [v] scare alarm, appall, awe, chill, dismay, freeze, fright, frighten, horrify, intimidate, paralyze, petrify, scare stiff*, scare the pants off of*, scare to death*, shock, spook, startle, strike fear into*, stun, stupefy, terrorize; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • terrify — ► VERB (terrifies, terrified) ▪ cause to feel terror. DERIVATIVES terrifying adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • terrify — [ter′ə fī΄] vt. terrified, terrifying [L terrificare < terrificus,TERRIFIC] to fill with terror; frighten greatly; alarm SYN. AFRAID, FRIGHTEN terrifyingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • terrify */ — UK [ˈterəfaɪ] / US [ˈterəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms terrify : present tense I/you/we/they terrify he/she/it terrifies present participle terrifying past tense terrified past participle terrified to make someone very frightened The bombing …   English dictionary

  • terrify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Latin terrificare, from terrificus Date: 15th century 1. a. to drive or impel by menacing ; scare b. deter, intimidate 2. to fill with terror …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • terrify — terrifier, n. terrifyingly, adv. /ter euh fuy /, v.t., terrified, terrifying. to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid. [1565 75; < L terrificare, equiv. to terr(ere) to frighten + ificare IFY] Syn. See frighten. * * * …   Universalium

  • terrify — verb /ˈtɛrɪfaɪ/ a) To frighten greatly; to fill with terror. b) To menace or intimidate. See Also: terrible, terrific, terrifying, terror …   Wiktionary