An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. aterrador
I thought going in the haunted house would be terrifying, but it was really fun.Pensé que entrar a la casa embrujada sería aterrador, pero fue muy divertido.
The sound of the thunderbolts was terrifying.El ruido de los rayos fue aterrador.
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.
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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
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