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What is another word for terrifying?

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Causing fear or terror
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“Trapped in a hot, heaving crowd, I suffer the most terrifying claustrophobia of my life.”
Repulsive or not aesthetically pleasant
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Dangerous or full of peril
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Causing fear, excitement, apprehension, suspense, or nervousness
Defiantly aggressive or bad-tempered
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Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
“Attack helicopters rattling low over the desert were especially terrifying, criss-crossing over the city and firing rockets into the centre.”
Present participle for to frighten greatly
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“Funny how I can watch all sorts of horror movies for hours and not get scared while that movie and its sequel terrify me!”
Present participle for to give someone a feeling of uneasiness or mild fright
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