terrifying

adjective
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of terrifying

1 : causing terror or apprehension
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

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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



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