Definition of terrifying
1 : causing terror or apprehension
2 : of a formidable nature
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
For many victims, going public with their cases is terrifying.
But new police footage of the moments immediately following the shooting provides insight into how terrifying the situation was for those involved.
What's so terrifying for Washington, still on its knees after a brazen, open-air act of political violence that has left one congressman in critical condition, is this question: Why?
They are possessed of a terrifying, glittering life force.
Images and news of families fleeing the wildfires were terrifying.
Also, some of the things that happened to her in country are visually terrifying and arresting.
But the terrifying and salivating power that Zunino exhibited to clear the bases with one violent lash was a sign of his freakish strength.
The supernova campaign serves as a reminder, whether comforting or terrifying, that humanity exists on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam, as Carl Sagan once wrote.
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First Known Use of terrifying
TERRIFYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of terrifying for English Language Learners
: causing great fear
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