AskDefine | Define terrifying

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terrifying adj : causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail" [syn: terrific]

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  1. frightening or intimidating


  1. present participle of terrify

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alarming, bloodcurdling, frightening, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, macabre, paralyzing, petrifying, scary, shocking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terror, terror-bearing, terror-breathing, terror-breeding, terror-bringing, terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-inspiring, terror-striking, terrorful, terroristic
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