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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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