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Definition 1: the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where terror or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he used terror to make them confess

(terror is a kind of ...) the act of compelling by force of authority

(... is a kind of terror ) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

Definition 2: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for terror in the sense of this definition

(terror is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

(... is a kind of terror ) a panic or extreme discomposure

"it threw her into a swivet"

Definition 3: a very troublesome child - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for terror in the sense of this definition

(terror is a kind of ...) one who is playfully mischievous

Definition 4: a person who inspires fear or dread - [noun denoting person]

Samples where terror or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the terror of the neighborhood

Synonyms for terror in the sense of this definition

(terror is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

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