from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cause of terror; a terror.

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  • noun obsolete A source of unnecessary or uncontrollable fear.


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  • And why hasn't terriculament, "to inspire with groundless fear," been resurrected, given how often we've been terriculamented by the current administration in recent years?

    Daily News-Record 2008


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  • (obsolete) A source or object of needless dread; a bugbear.

    November 9, 2007