- to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.
Origin of terrify
Examples from the Web for terrifyingly
“I was terrifyingly aware of the fact that my father was vocally against that lifestyle when I came out,” Hayward tells me.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank
October 22, 2014
They only abandoned them when fighters from the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, got terrifyingly close.Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS
October 7, 2014
In 2008, he published a terrifyingly depressing account of the consequences of conflicted science, Doubt is Their Product.The Republican Street Fight Over Transparency in Government
March 26, 2014
A report hit the web Wednesday claiming Facebook, now in its tenth year, is losing its teens at terrifyingly high rates.Report: Facebook’s Teens Are “Leaving By the Millions"
January 15, 2014
And this world of ours, after all, is such a terrifyingly big one.The Prairie Child
They were tragic, triumphant, grief-stricken, terrifyingly beautiful.I, Mary MacLane
He seemed to regard her as a kind of Boeotia, and terrifyingly dour.Letters from America
The sunlit waste was terrifyingly immense bright, and empty.World of the Drone
The spirit of to-day is terrifyingly visible or invisible at will.Famous Modern Ghost Stories
- (tr) to inspire fear or dread in; frighten greatly
Word Origin and History for terrifyingly
1570s, from Latin terrificare "to frighten," from terrificus "causing terror" (see terrific). Related: Terrified; terrifying.