verb (used with object), ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing.
- territorial army
Origin of terrify
Examples from the Web for terrified
He backed away and walked down the corridor as a file of terrified patients pressed themselves against the walls.
I kneel with the journalist in the sand, my face stoic and yet terrified, crying, knowing that I can do nothing but wait.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!|Michael Carson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My sister and her children are terrified,” said Iraqi Yazidi Faisal Fhaqooli, speaking from Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday.Trapped in an ISIS Prison, And There May Be No U.S. Rescue|Kimberly Dozier|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Islamist militants seemed to be terrified of these notorious female fighters.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS|Yusuf Sayman|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Terrified citizens of these nations started running to the United States by the tens of thousands.
I found him in great pain, languid, and terrified with apprehensions of present death.
Terrified by Josephine's condition, the emperor hurried to Paris, and sent his own physician to inquire after her condition.Queen Hortense|L. Mhlbach
While terrified leaders passed from arrogance or thoughtlessness to dejection and confusion, the blow was being struck.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
There in the fort he threatened us; here we are also terrified.A Noble Queen (Volume II of III)|Philip Meadows Taylor
Often the terrified squalls of the parent birds would reach him far down the line and he would run to rescue the babies.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for terrify
1570s, from Latin terrificare "to frighten," from terrificus "causing terror" (see terrific). Related: Terrified; terrifying.