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Synonyms for terror
ˈtɛr ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affright(noun)

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

    threat, scare, panic, brat, affright, scourge, holy terror, little terror

  2. terror, scourge, threat(noun)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

    threat, flagellum, little terror, menace, bane, panic, brat, affright, scourge, holy terror, nemesis, curse

  3. terror, brat, little terror, holy terror(noun)

    a very troublesome child

    threat, little terror, panic, brat, bratwurst, affright, scourge, holy terror

  4. terror(noun)

    the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)

    "he used terror to make them confess"

    threat, holy terror, scourge, brat, affright, little terror, panic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terror

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, timidity

    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terror

    fear, dread, alarm, flight, consternation, horror, dismay

    confidence, fearlessness, boldness, reassurance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terror(n.)

    consternation, fright, alarm, affright, panic, horror, dismay, intimidation, terrorism, great fear, extreme dread

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terror(n)

    alarm, consternation, dismay, panic, fright, affright

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "terror":

    terrorism, terrorist, horror, fear, panic, dread

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  1. David Adesnik:

    The role of NSA surveillance -- that has been questioned as something that might infringe on our own freedom of speech, but I think this attack underlines that the real threat to freedom of speech are the terrorists, they are murdering cartoonists and journalists, usually attacks go forward and are carried out due to a lack of human intelligence or a lack of tactical analysis … and that was the failure point in pretty much every terror attack I investigated.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    The terror threat remains high ... and at this level an attack is likely, we don't know when and how an attack may come, but we do know that there are people with the intent and the capability to carry out further attacks.

  3. Abderrahman Hassi:

    Unsilenceable: An outspoken person, usually in politics or in organizational life,that cannot be shut down neither by carrot nor by stick. Unsilenceable people say what they think and let their heart and soul speak out loud with no terror of being shut down. Abderrahman Hassi

  4. Geert Wilders:

    The claim was the first by the terror group of an attack in its name on U.S. soil, though the extent of links between the gunmen and ISIS remains under investigation. Wilders, who had delivered his address and left the building before the attack took place Sunday, later told FoxNews.com that the U.S. can expect more such terrorism strikes. I fear you have n’t seen anything yet.

  5. Joanna McClinton:

    There are state lawmakers who have been co-conspirators in these lies, in questioning the outcome of the election, trump lost, and our local lawmakers in Wisconsin Capitol have not been telling that truth. And as a result, maybe they didn't send anybody to DC on a bus. Maybe only a few of them were down there that we saw on social media, but they're complicit in this terror.

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