Meaning of TERRIFYING in English
ter ‧ ri ‧ fy ‧ ing /ˈterəfaɪ-ɪŋ, ˈterɪfaɪ-ɪŋ/ BrE AmE adjective
He told her of his terrifying experience.
It was absolutely terrifying.
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■ very frightening
▪ terrifying extremely frightening:
a terrifying thought
The experience was absolutely terrifying.
She spoke of the terrifying ordeal (=a very bad experience) when three armed men burst into her house.
▪ hair-raising very frightening and involving danger, in a way that is exciting:
a hair-raising motorcycle ride through the streets of Havana
▪ spine-chilling very frightening – used about films, stories etc that involve frightening or cruel events:
a spine-chilling novel by Stephen King
▪ blood-curdling especially literary [only before noun] very frightening – used especially about sounds:
a blood-curdling scream
a blood-curdling growl
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012