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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. terror

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

    Antonyms:
    confidence, fearlessness, boldness, reassurance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. terror(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. terror(n)

    Synonyms:
    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. Charles Krauthammer:

    Obama gave the terror bombing 51 seconds of his speech today in Havana. I thought the whole story of his presidency and its foreign policy was seen in the split screen, on one side, you had the video footage of the attack in Belgium. This is the real world. And on the other side was Obama, in the fantasy world he inhabits, where Cuba is of some geopolitical significance in his mind.

  2. Randy Sutton:

    The methodology, where they are targeted attacks or ambushes or where people are lured into attacks, is up too. We have n’t seen that since the late ‘ 60s or ‘ 70s, when there was a tremendous amount of anti-police terrorism. it legitimizes a call for terror, a call for violence.

  3. John Ruskin:

    This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We will not make concessions to terror and will not tolerate in any way these structures which are pawns of various foreign forces who want to drag Turkey into a dark future.

  5. Charlie Hebdo:

    There is a clear battle between al-Qaida and the Islamic State to become terror leaders. And this increases the risk of attacks.

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