Discouragement vs Terror - What's the difference?

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Discouragement is a related term of terror.

As nouns the difference between discouragement and terror

is that discouragement is the act of discouraging while terror is terror.




(en noun)
  • the act of discouraging
  • anything that discourages
  • terror


    Alternative forms

    * terrour (obsolete or hypercorrect)


  • (uncountable) Intense dread, fright, or fear.
  • (countable) Specific instance of being intensely terrified.
  • * 1794 , (William Godwin),
  • The terrors with which I was seizedwere extreme.
  • (uncountable)┬áThe action or quality of causing dread; terribleness, especially such qualities in narrative fiction.
  • * 1921', (Edith Birkhead), ''The tale of '''terror : a study of the Gothic romance
  • (countable)┬áSomething or someone that causes such fear.
  • * 1841 , (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • The terrors of the storm
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well. Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.}}

    Derived terms

    * terrorism * terrorist * terrorize, terrorized, terrorizing * reign of terror

    See also

    * alarm * fright * consternation * dread * dismay