Terrified
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]


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  • terrified — terrified; un·terrified; …   English syllables

  • terrified — ter|ri|fied [ˈterıfaıd] adj very frightened ▪ a terrified little girl terrified of ▪ Sid is terrified of heights. ▪ She was terrified of being caught. terrified (that) ▪ We were terrified that the bridge would collapse. terrified at ▪ He was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • terrified — adj. 1) terrified by, of 2) terrified that + clause (we are terrified that there may be another earthquake) * * * of terrified by terrified that + clause (we are terrified that there may be another earthquake) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • terrified — ter|ri|fied [ terə,faıd ] adjective extremely frightened: the terrified refugees/victims terrified (that): Liz was terrified that Anna would fall. terrified of: Penny is terrified of spiders …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • terrified — adjective very frightened: a terrified animal (+ of): I m terrified of heights. (+ at): Mark was terrified at the thought of parachuting. | terrified (that): We were both terrified that the bridge would collapse …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • terrified — UK [ˈterəfaɪd] / US [ˈterəˌfaɪd] adjective extremely frightened the terrified refugees/victims terrified (that): Liz was terrified that Anna would fall. terrified of: Penny is terrified of spiders …   English dictionary

  • terrified — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ADVERB ▪ really, truly ▪ absolutely, completely …   Collocations dictionary

  • terrified — adjective thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation (Freq. 4) became panicky as the snow deepened felt panicked before each exam trying to keep back the panic stricken crowd the terrified horse bolted • Syn: ↑panicky, ↑panicked …   Useful english dictionary

  • terrified — Synonyms and related words: aghast, anxious, appalled, ashen, astounded, awed, awestricken, awestruck, blanched, cowed, deadly pale, fearful, frightened, frozen, gray with fear, horrified, horror struck, intimidated, pale as death, pallid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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