Synonyms for paralyzing

Grammar : Verb
Spell : par-uh-lahyz
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌlaɪz

Top 10 synonyms for paralyzing Other synonyms for the word paralyzing

Définition of paralyzing

Origin :
  • 1804, from French paralyser (16c.), from Old French paralisie "paralysis," from Latin paralysis (see paralysis). Figurative use from 1805. Related: Paralyzed; paralyzing.
  • verb immobilize
Example sentences :
  • And so he struck me with one of your cursed Martian paralyzing rays!
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • And yet no, not paralyzing; he could not but recognize that the shock had in reality been a stimulation.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • To a poor bookworm and invalid like myself such a blow is paralyzing.
  • Extract from : « The Return of Sherlock Holmes » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • It was plain that in spite of his paralyzing horror he meant to stick where he was.
  • Extract from : « Oh, You Tex! » by William Macleod Raine
  • For the second time he experienced the sickening, paralyzing agony of fear.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • A want of faith in his own genius was for ever paralyzing his hand.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873 » by Various
  • With it came the paralyzing fear of her husband's discovery of her secret.
  • Extract from : « Sally Dows and Other Stories » by Bret Harte
  • The feeling grew upon me of some influence which was paralyzing my circulation.
  • Extract from : « A Mortal Antipathy » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • This he could do by procuring one of the paralyzing needle-guns from the ship.
  • Extract from : « Cry from a Far Planet » by Tom Godwin
  • But to that, too, he got only the one mournful answer, paralyzing in its fateful monotony.
  • Extract from : « The Dark Flower » by John Galsworthy

Antonyms for paralyzing

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