Examples of terrifying in a Sentence
The thought of dying alone was terrifying.
heard a terrifying noise coming from the next room
Recent Examples of terrifying from the Web
In near-freezing water, with no instruction, and, most importantly, in a harness so difficult to undo that a knife is your best option, a real crash would be far more terrifying.
The world Krasinski created for his film is downright terrifying, but these guys make end-of-days style look...pretty great?
And the truly terrifying realization this week is how well this is understood by people who have agendas, people who do not necessarily wish us well.
The resolution to those terrifying events struck Amos, who lives in the Denver suburbs, as startlingly casual and vague.
Having worked on a handful of books [recently], editing became a new and terrifying thing.
Déjà's now staying in some kind of group home, and her foster dad is grouchy and terrifying.
Or consider the competitors in skeleton, the terrifying event where athletes shoot headfirst down a sinuous ice track on a sled without brakes at speeds exceeding 80 miles an hour.
Usually, the irrational is just violent and terrifying.
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First Known Use of terrifying
alarming, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, hair-raising, horrendous, horrible, horrifying, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, shocking, terrible;
TERRIFYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrifying for English Language Learners
: causing great fear
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