terrifyingly

terrify

[ter-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), terrified, terrifying.
to fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin terrificāre, equivalent to terr(ēre) to frighten + -ificāre -ify

terrifier, noun
terrifyingly, adverb
unterrified, adjective
unterrifying, adjective


See frighten.
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terrify (ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to inspire fear or dread in; frighten greatly
 
[C16: from Latin terrificāre, from terrēre to alarm + facere to cause]
 
'terrifier
 
n

terrifying (ˈtɛrɪˌfaɪɪŋ)
 
adj
causing great fear or dread; extremely frightening
 
'terrifyingly
 
adv

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terrify
1570s, from L. terrificare "to frighten," from terrificus "causing terror" (see terrific).
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