Synonyms of petrify in English:


See definition of petrify


1‘the thought of speaking in public petrified her’


terrify, horrify, frighten, scare, scare to death, scare someone out of their wits, scare witless, scare the living daylights out of, frighten the life out of, strike terror into, fill with fear, put the fear of God into, make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, panic, throw into a panic, alarm, appal

paralyse, stun, stupefy, transfix

informal scare the pants off

British informal throw into a blue funk, put the wind up

Irish informal scare the bejesus out of

archaic affright