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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing extreme terror;
- Example: "a terrifying wail"
[syn: terrific, terrifying]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Terrify \Ter"ri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terrified; p. pr. & vb. n. Terrifying.] [L. terrere to frighten + -fy: cf. F. terrifier, L. terrificare. See Terrific, and -fy.] 1. To make terrible. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If the law, instead of aggravating and terrifying sin, shall give out license, it foils itself. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To alarm or shock with fear; to frighten. [1913 Webster] When ye shall hear of wars . . . be not terrified. --Luke xxi. 9. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

terrifying adj 1: causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail" [syn: terrific, terrifying]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "terrifying": alarming, bloodcurdling, frightening, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, hideous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, macabre, paralyzing, petrifying, scary, shocking, stunning, stupefying, terrible, terror, terror-bearing, terror-breathing, terror-breeding, terror-bringing, terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-inspiring, terror-striking, terrorful, terroristic