Synonyms and Antonyms of terror

  1. 1 a source of persistent emotional distress after the death of her father, fear of developing cancer became one of the terrors of her life Synonyms affliction, hang-up, demon, tormentRelated Words bête noire, bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear, hobgoblin, ogre

  2. 2 the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger the reports of a serial killer on the loose struck terror into our hearts Synonyms alarm (also alarum), anxiety, dread, fearfulness, fright, horror, panic, scare, fear, trepidationRelated Words phobia; creeps, jitters, nervousness, willies; pang, qualm, twinge; agitation, apprehension, consternation, discomposure, disquiet, funk, perturbation; concern, dismay, worry; cowardice, faintheartedness, timidity, timorousnessNear Antonyms aplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, hardihood, intrepidity, intrepidness, stoutness, valor; audacity, guts, nerve

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to criticize severely

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