From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishterrifyingter‧ri‧fy‧ing /ˈterəfaɪ-ɪŋ/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 FRIGHTENEDextremely frighteningterrifying experience/ordeal 🔊 He told her of his terrifying experience. 🔊 terrifying screams 🔊 It was absolutely terrifying.► see thesaurus at frightening —terrifyingly adverb
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terrifying• They stopped me, and I saw that they had a gun. It was terrifying.• The senior one was a fearsome, mustachioedamateurcelloplayer who addressed every class in a terrifyingbawl.• There was a terrifyingcrash, and the house seemed to shake.• The heat, the insects, and the debilitatingclaustrophobia of those few terrifying days often returned to haunt him.• Spending a night in jail was a terrifying experience.• It took him more than 30 years before he told anyone other than friends of his terrifying experience.• I opened my eyes, and tried to banish the terrifyingimages of the plane falling from the sky, and crashing into the sea.• And beneath his feet Hencke could hear the terrifyingnoise of water beginning to slop its way through the bilges.• It had been a terrifyingordeal, but now, at last, he was free.• Smokepoured from the mainbedroomwindow, and there were terrifying reports as the glasscracked in the heat.• In the morning the madexcitement was over, and the dreadfulmemory of his crime returned - more terrifying than ever.• Thus is the citizenbeset by the vision of a terrifyingTrinity - Unaccountability, Inaccessibility and Unintelligibility.It was ... terrifying• And if it wasn't, it was terrifying.• At the beginning it was terrifying.• It was almost terrifying - and yet wildly exciting.• It was a terrifying place for Terry to be.• It was terrifying to a novice, but quite easy to deal with.• It was terrifying to think that some one could feel such hatred towards you that they could do something like this.• It was a terrifying word, and yet he hadn't really raped her.