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See the entry forterrifying.
Present participle ofterrify.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. aterrador
I find clowns terrifying.Los payasos me parecen aterradores.
b. espantoso
We now face the terrifying prospect of another four years of this government.Ahora tenemos que enfrentarnos a la perspectiva espantosa de cuatro años más de este gobierno.
c. espeluznante
When the man opened the door, he was met by a terrifying scene. He let out a scream.Cuando el hombre abrió la puerta, se encontró una escena espeluznante. Dejó escapar un grito.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. aterrador(ora)
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terrifying [ˈterɪfaɪɪŋ]
[+experience, sound, sight] espantoso; aterrador
it was a terrifying experience her first time on stage was a terrifying experience the terrifying sound of footsteps on the stair the terrifying sight of my great-aunt Agnes heading down the road towards me
[+person] aterrador
she's a terrifying woman
it was terrifying! ¡fue espantoso or aterrador!; what a terrifying thought! ¡qué idea más aterradora!; ¡qué espanto!; I still find it terrifying to walk along that street todavía me da muchísimo miedo caminar por esa calle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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