Thesaurus

terrify

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of terrify

  1. to strike with fear the prospect of speaking in front of a huge crowd of people absolutely terrifies me Synonyms of terrify affright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, frighten, terrorizeWords Related to terrify appall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms of terrify assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steelAntonyms of terrify reassure



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!