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Then there’s the fact that most Americans are also terrified of death and the dying process and horrible at talking openly with others about the realities of aging.

From Vox

The very fact that my brain considers them as an option terrifies me and is indicative of how much this is affecting me.

As a road user, I find them to be menaces that flout traffic rules, drive on sidewalks, terrify pedestrians, and are quick to mobilize other bike riders for mob justice if involved in an accident.

From Quartz

I’m thinking it’s time to have a hard talk with my boss about this, and I’m terrified.

The rugby player says she was terrified when she came out on social media, but she wanted to overcome the negative feelings that had weighed on her.

From Time

The giant retailer is realizing its dream of getting into the banking business, which should terrify populists of all stripes.

Epidurals terrify me, which is why I decided on a natural birth.

That's what should terrify neoconservatives -- not the bogus anti-Israel charges.

The Daily Beast rounds up a list of bizarre conditions that rarely strike,  but still manage to terrify.

The operation was apparently intended to terrify the residents into leaving voluntarily, but instead it steeled their resolve.

You can terrify this woman with the thunders of the law if she persists in kidnapping children that don't belong to her.

Meantime the trader would use his precious possession, the letter written by Helen Ervin, to terrify the girl.

What is it that gives evil governments their influence, but their power to terrify, and their wealth and honours to seduce?

They "supped full of horrors," and listened greedily to tales of death, which served to weaken and terrify.

They terrify the weak minded by frightful ideas which they hold out to them of the Deity.

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On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to terrify, such as: alarm, awe, dismay, frighten, horrify, and intimidate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.