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  1. terrific, terrifying(adj)

    causing extreme terror

    "a terrifying wail"

    Synonyms:
    wondrous, tremendous, terrific, howling(a), wonderful, marvellous, fantastic, marvelous, rattling(a), grand

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

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  1. H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu":

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

  2. Esther Choo:

    The truth is, the sickest patients are terrifying, they are air hungry, dropping their oxygen, confused, distressed. We can never show that. But it is terrifying.

  3. Zhang Wuzong:

    Creditors will come to retrieve their debts, and not just the banks, your personal assets are frozen, and you will be sued. It is terrifying, so why don't these bosses simply run away?

  4. Bruce Finley:

    It was terrifying -- absolutely terrifying, it just happened out of the blue. ... We were shaking even an hour, hour and a half later.

  5. David Mamet:

    In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.

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