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Meaning & Definition of Terror in English

English

Terror

/tɛrər/

noun

1. An overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

    synonym:
  • panic
  • ,
  • terror
  • ,
  • affright

2. A person who inspires fear or dread

  • "He was the terror of the neighborhood"
    synonym:
  • terror
  • ,
  • scourge
  • ,
  • threat

3. A very troublesome child

    synonym:
  • terror
  • ,
  • brat
  • ,
  • little terror
  • ,
  • holy terror

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

  • "He used terror to make them confess"
    synonym:
  • terror

Examples of using

Some people have a terror of mice.
This is a horror staple - young men and women spend a night of terror in an isolated house.
My university friend is against terror.