Dread and Terrifying


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Dread adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: every ship on the Spanish Main was terrified of running into the dread pirate

Terrifying is a synonym for dread in awful topic. In some cases you can use "Terrifying" instead an adjective "Dread", when it comes to topics like frightening.
Nearby Words: dreadful, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading, dreader
Synonyms for Dread


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Terrifying adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: heard a terrifying noise coming from the next room

Dread is a synonym for terrifying. You can use "Dread" instead an adjective "Terrifying".
Nearby Words: terrify, terrified
Synonyms for Terrifying

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  • Living Legend The Princess Bride: The Dread Pirate Roberts is a mysterious and terrifying pirate who has long terrorized ... some maritime province.
    Source: Living Legend
  • Cuteness Proximity One of the more amusing scenes in Golden Sun: The Lost Age has the dread pirate Briggs begging his terrifying grandmother to defend him from Felix & Co... by way of a nonsensical argument starring his own son.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu? The episode "Mysterion Rises" has Eric Cartman/Coon befriending the Dread Lord Cthulhu himself, with a simultaneously awesome and terrifying Totoro-esque journey.
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