causing great fear or dread; extremely frightening
- terrifyingly, adverb
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How to use terrifying in a sentence
Director Nia Costa, who co-wrote the script with Win Rosenfeld and Academy Award winner Jordan Peele, returns to the Chicago neighborhood where the terrifying urban legend began.
Peele’s next movie, “Us,” is a terrifying nightmare vision of the American Dream.
It would be great to call in a 747, dump 19,200 gallons of retardant on reality and make the terrifying facts fade away.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? | by Elizabeth Weil | August 28, 2020 | ProPublica
The terrifying truth is that even as businesses across the country reopen, we don’t yet fully know how to prevent workers and customers from getting sick.Why empowering frontline workers is a key element to a safe reopening | jakemeth | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
The terrifying thing is the way it links partisan politics and authoritarianism.What Happened In Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is | Maggie Koerth (email@example.com) | August 5, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Buzzfeed shows us a potentially terrifying glimpse of the future.
The sex workers I spoke with rightly call it “vile,” “gross,” “terrifying,” and “exploitative.”To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show | Samantha Allen | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hollywood sure hopes so, because the idea that disgruntled insiders could do this is terrifying to Tinsel Town.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack | James Poulos | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.
The music was, as he describes it, “harrowing, beautiful, terrifying.”Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa | Nina Strochlic | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Alfaretta had tried she couldn't have hit upon a more terrifying word to her hearer.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Who is to be Commander of the new corps I cannot say, but we have one or two terrifying suggestions from home.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Side by side with this terrifying discovery was the certain fact that his awkwardly built craft would gain little by maneuvering.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Gale described with all the terrifying details her adventure with the snake and the girls were all speechless with amazement.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O | Clair Blank
That terrifying Mann Act would account for his caution much better than would the business deal of which Foster had hinted.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower