1. an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

Similar word(s): affright, panic

Definition categories: feeling, fear, fearfulness, fright

2. a person who inspires fear or dread

- he was the terror of the neighborhood

Similar word(s): scourge, threat

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

3. a very troublesome child

Similar word(s): brat

Definition categories: person, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp

4. the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)

- he used terror to make them confess

Definition categories: act, coercion