Definitions for: Terror

[n] an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
[n] a very troublesome child
[n] a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ter"ror, n. [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.]
1. Extreme fear; fear that agitates body and mind; violent
dread; fright.

Terror seized the rebel host. --Milton.

2. That which excites dread; a cause of extreme fear.

Those enormous terrors of the Nile. --Prior.

Rulers are not a terror to good works. --Rom. xiii.

There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats.

Note: 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.

King of terrors, death. --Job xviii. 14.

Reign of Terror. (F. Hist.) See in Dictionary of Noted
Names in Fiction.

Syn: Alarm; fright; consternation; dread; dismay. See

Synonyms: brat, holy terror, little terror, panic, scourge, threat

See Also: fear, fearfulness, fright, human, imp, individual, monkey, mortal, person, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, somebody, someone, soul

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