Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun terror

4 senses of terror

Sense 1
panic, terror, affright -- (an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety)
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Sense 2
terror, scourge, threat -- (a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 3
terror, brat, little terror, holy terror -- (a very troublesome child)
       => imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag -- (one who is playfully mischievous)

Sense 4
terror -- (the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons); "he used terror to make them confess")
       => coercion -- (the act of compelling by force of authority)

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