Part of speech:
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
Unnerve is defined as to cause fear or loss of confidence.
The definition of redoubtable is someone or something that brings fear or commands respect.
Inspiring awe or reverence; awesome
Repellent, unattractive, forbidding, grim, etc.
Faze is defined as to disturb someone.
Causing fright; terrifying; alarming
The definition of formidable is something that causes fear and is difficult to overcome.
Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Feeling fear; afraid
(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.
To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
Petrify is to change organic matter into something stone like, or to cause extreme fear.
To upset or distress:
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To make timid and submissive by filling with fear or awe; intimidate
The definition of appall means to invoke feelings of offense, surprise, fear or terror.
To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
To perturb is defined as to disturb or bother.
To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.
To discomfort is defined as to make someone feel uncomfortable or to cause slight pain.
To intrude on; inconvenience:
To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten:
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
Threaten is defined as to pose a danger to someone or something, or to make someone believe you pose a danger by making statements indicating an intent to harm them.
To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
To affect with physical shock
To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
Reassure is defined as to give someone confidence.
To cheer up; encourage
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To make or become calm or quiet:
Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
To make glad:
To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure
To lead on with deception; entice or trick into doing or giving something, going somewhere, etc.
To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
Causing, or thought of as causing, the hair to stand on end; terrifying or shocking
the act of inspiring with fear
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