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English noun: terror

1. terror (feeling) an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Synonymsaffright, panic

Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

Narrower (hyponym)swivet

2. terror (person) a person who inspires fear or dread

SamplesHe was the terror of the neighborhood.

Synonymsscourge, threat

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. terror (person) a very troublesome child

Synonymsbrat, holy terror, little terror

Broader (hypernym)imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp

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

SamplesHe used terror to make them confess.

Broader (hypernym)coercion

Narrower (hyponym)act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act

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