terrifying

adjective

Definition of terrifying

  1. 1 :  causing terror or apprehension

  2. 2 :  of a formidable nature

terrifyingly

adverb

Examples of terrifying in a sentence

  1. The thought of dying alone was terrifying.

  2. <heard a terrifying noise coming from the next room>

Circa 1586

First Known Use of terrifying

circa 1586


TERRIFYING Defined for English Language Learners

terrifying

adjective

Definition of terrifying for English Language Learners

  • : causing great fear



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up terrifying? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

gray or white with or as if with age

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • snowflake-closeup
  • Which is a synonym of imprecate?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ