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Terrorn. [L. terror, akin to terrere to frighten, for tersere; akin to Gr. to flee away, dread, Skr. tras to tremble, to be afraid, Russ. triasti to shake: cf. F. terreur. Cf. Deter.].
  •  Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright.  [1913 Webster]
    "Terror seized the rebel host."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear.  [1913 Webster]
    " Terror is used in the formation of compounds which are generally self-explaining: as, terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-smitten, terror-stricken, terror-struck, and the like."  [1913 Webster]
    "Those enormous terrors of the Nile."  [1913 Webster]
    "Rulers are not a terror to good works."  [1913 Webster]
    "There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats."  [1913 Webster]
King of terrors, death. Job xviii. 14. -- Reign of Terror. (French Hist.) See in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Syn. -- Alarm; fright; consternation; dread; dismay. See Alarm.


Terror, n.
1 extreme fear.
2 a a person or thing that causes terror. b (also holy terror) colloq. a formidable person; a troublesome person or thing (the twins are little terrors).
3 the use of organized intimidation; terrorism.

reign of terror a period of remorseless repression or bloodshed, esp. a period of the French Revolution 1793-4. terror-stricken (or -struck) affected with terror.
ME f. OF terrour f. L terror -oris f. terrere frighten



Dracula, Frankenstein, Mafioso, Wolf-man, Young Turk, abject fear, affright, alarm, anxiety, awe, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, blue funk, bogey, bogeyman, bomber, bruiser, brute, bugaboo, bugbear, consternation, cowardice, demon, devil, dismay, dragon, dread, fear, fearfulness, fee-faw-fum, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, fright, frightener, funk, fury, ghost, ghoul, goon, gorilla, gun, gunsel, hardnose, hatchet man, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hobgoblin, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, horrification, horror, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, incubus, intimidation, killer, mad dog, madcap, monster, mug, mugger, muscle man, nightmare, ogre, ogress, panic, panic fear, phantom, phobia, plug-ugly, rapist, revenant, revolutionary, rodman, roughneck, savage, scare, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, scourge, she-wolf, shock, specter, spitfire, stampede, strong-arm man, succubus, termagant, terrorist, tiger, tigress, torpedo, tough, tough guy, trepidation, trepidity, trigger man, ugly customer, unholy dread, vampire, violent, virago, vixen, werewolf, wild beast, witch, wolf




N fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence, apprehensiveness, fearfulness, solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving, feeze, mistrust, suspicion, qualm, hesitation, nervousness, restlessness, inquietude, disquietude, worry, concern, batophobia, heartquake, flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat, abject fear, mortal funk, heartsinking, despondency, despair, fright, affright, affrightment, boof alarm, dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede (of horses), intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror, bug bear, bugaboo, scarecrow, hobgoblin, nightmare, Gorgon, mormo, ogre, Hurlothrumbo, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire, enfant terrible, alarmist, fearing, frightened, in fear, in a fright, haunted with the fear of, afeard, afraid, fearful, timid, timorous, nervous, diffident, coy, faint- hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety, more frightened than hurt, aghast, awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic- stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-struck, frightened to death, white as a sheet, pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes, breathless, in hysterics, inspiring fear, alarming, formidable, redoubtable, perilous, portentous, fearful, dread, dreadful, fell, dire, direful, shocking, terrible, terrific, tremendous, horrid, horrible, horrific, ghastly, awful, awe-inspiring, revolting, Gorgonian, in terrorem, Int, angels and ministers of grace defend us!, ante tubam trepidat, horresco referens, one's heart failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox faucibus haesit, a dagger of the mind, expertus metuit, fain would I climb but that I fear to fall, fear is the parent of cruelty, Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire, omnia tuta timens, our fears do make us traitors.

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