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Synonyms for terror
ˈtɛr ərter·ror

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affrightnoun

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

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

  2. terror, scourge, threatnoun

    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 terrornoun

    a very troublesome child

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

  4. terrornoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terrornoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terrornoun

    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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How to use terror in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Fallon:

    Here, it can jeopardize western interests through guerrilla warfare sabotaging Libya’s oil facilities and ports and through calculated use of terror to unleash a mass migration of people to destabilize neighboring countries and Europe.

  2. David Keyes:

    Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed, daily, Hamas leaders call for genocide of all Jews and the destruction of Israel. They dig terror tunnels and have launched thousands upon thousands of missiles at Israeli civilians. Schools and mosques run by Hamas teach children that Jews are apes and pigs. This is the real Hamas.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The so-called Wars on terror, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or such other victimized Muslim States by the USA, West, Russia, Israel, and pawn leaders of the Muslim world, were for oligopoly, duopoly interests to monopolize and that resulted in thousands of deaths. The oppressor Arab leaders supported the destruction of Iraq, Libya, Yemen with all national resources, and Pakistan criminally favoured and fought in Afghanistan against those that its institutions created to defeat the former Soviet Union to obey and fulfil the desire of the USA; whereas, India benefited and achieved evil goals from legalized terror with the approval of the United Nations. The conclusion of those wars is that; India and Pakistan fooled the USA and West Europe for dollars, and the USA lied to its people, and Russia enjoyed the tragedies and consequences of the unnecessary wars; sure, history will never justify that and forgive criminals and such warmongers.

  4. Reuven Rivlin:

    I stand before you in shock and in pain. ... Terror that does not differentiate between people, between creeds. ... Your beloved Zidan, one of this state's best sons, didn't hesitate and didn't waver, israel Reuven Rivlin was among the first to reach the scene of the massacre, among the first to protect the people of Jerusalem. Your dear Zidan Saif stood fearlessly before the terrorists and used Israel Reuven Rivlin own body to block their attack, to block their fire.

  5. Michael McCaul:

    I think that we need to step up this war on terror against ISIS because if it's a Russian airline today it could be an American airline tomorrow.

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