ETYM AS. ealmihtig, aelmihtig; eal (Old Eng. al) all + mihtig mighty.
Having unlimited power; SYN. all-powerful, omnipotent.
Inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust
1. Causing awe; appalling; awful.
2. Expressive of awe or terror.
1. Disgusting, or of very poor quality; SYN. horrible, terrible.
2. Causing fear or dread or terror; SYN. dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible.
1. Ill-boding; portentous.
2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.
1. Very unpleasant.
2. Inspiring dread; causing great and oppressive fear
3. Inspiring awe or reverence
4. Extremely bad, distasteful, unpleasant, or shocking
ETYM Scotch, from AS. earh timid.
1. So strange as to inspire a feeling of fear; SYN. eery.
2. Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious; SYN. eery, spooky.
Frightening, weird, mysterious
ETYM Latin enormis enormous, out of rule; e out + norma rule: cf. French énorme. Related to Normal.
Extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; SYN. tremendous.
1. Experiencing or showing fear.
2. Extremely distressing; SYN. frightful, terrible.
3. Timid by nature or revealing timidity; SYN. timorous, trepid.
Frightful; causing fear.
ETYM Formerly written firy, from fire.
1. Like or suggestive of fire; SYN. igneous.
2. Very intense; SYN. flaming.
(Informal) Extreme in degree.
Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; SYN. inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting.
ETYM OE, grisly, grislich, AS. grislic, gryslic, from grysan to shudder; cf. OD. grijselick horrible, Old High Germ. grisenl?ch, and also AS. gre?san to frighten, and Eng. gruesome.
Frightful; horrible; dreadful; harsh.
Macabre; horrible to look at or imagine.
ETYM Latin horrendus.
ETYM Old Eng. horrible, orrible, Old Fren. horrible, orrible, French horrible, from Latin horribilis, from horrere. Related to Horror.
1. Detestable; aweful.
ETYM Latin luridus.
1. Ghastly pale.
2. Glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; SYN. shocking.
3. Horrible in fierceness or savagery.
4. Shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke.
ETYM Old Eng. monstruous, French monstrueux, from Latin monstruosus, from monstrum. Related to Monster.
ETYM Late Lat. passionatus: cf. French passionné.
Having or expressing strong emotions.
1. Formidable; valiant
2. Causing fear or alarm; formidable
3. Illustrious, eminent; broadly; worthy of respect
Astonishing; surprising; coming as a shock.
Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound.
ETYM French, from Latin terribilis, from terrere to frighten. Related to Terror.
1. Adapted or likely to excite terror, awe, or dread; dreadful; formidable.
2. Excessive; extreme; severe.
3. Disagreable in the extreme.
ETYM Latin terrificus; from terrere to frighten + facere to make. Related to Terror, and Fact.
1. Causing extreme terror; SYN. terrifying.
2. Very great or intense.
ETYM AS. wann, wonn, wan, won, dark, lurid, livid, perhaps originally, worn out by toil, from winnan to labor, strive. Related to Win.
1. Lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness.
1. In a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; SYN. untamed.
2. In a state of extreme emotion
3. Not subjected to control or restraint
4. Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
5. Deviating widely from an intended course
6. Produced without being planted or without human labor; SYN. natural, spontaneous.