Terror - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a person who inspires fear or dread (syn: scourge, threat)
- the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)
The sound of guns being fired fills me with terror.
Many civilians fled in terror.
a terror that is still fresh in her memory
the terrors of life in the jungle
a regime that rules by terror
bombings and other acts of terror
These people have been living with terror and the threat of terror for many years.
a campaign of terror against ethnic minority groups
People fled in terror as fire tore through the building.
Shots rang out, and I screamed in terror.
We lived in terror of our father when he was drinking.
There was a look of sheer terror (=complete terror) on his face.
The sound of enemy planes struck terror into our hearts.
Death holds no terrors for (=does not frighten) me.
The resistance movement started a campaign of terror.