terror noun definition in Fear topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Fear topic
[uncountable, singular] a feeling of extreme fear a feeling of sheer/pure terror Her eyes were wild with terror. People fled from the explosion in terror. She lives in terror of (= is constantly afraid of) losing her job. Some women have a terror of losing control in the birth process. (literary) The very name of the enemy struck terror into their hearts.