- overwhelmed by terror; terrified.
Also ter·ror-struck [ter-er-struhk] /ˈtɛr ərˌstrʌk/.
Origin of terror-stricken
First recorded in 1835–45
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Related Wordsafraid, fearful, anxious, startled, panicky, panicked, timid, perturbed, perplexed, nervous, scared, apprehensive, shocked, distressed, horrified, discouraged, intimidated, frightened, spooked, suspicious
Examples from the Web for terror-stricken
Terror-stricken and chained to a rock, and all that sort of thing.Dream Days
Terror-stricken, Syomara threw herself back and clung to your neck.The Brass Bell
Terror-stricken, they cried out to Siva to help them in their trouble.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Terror-stricken, the royal family resolved at once to flee to Mexico.Spain
Frederick Albion Ober
Terror-stricken and demoralized, they fled before their foe.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
- in a state of terror
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