What does frightening mean?

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fright·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrorization, terrorisation, frightening(adj)

    the act of inspiring with fear

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

Wiktionary

  1. frightening(Adjective)

    causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary

    The frightening scientist lived in an old shack.

    Etymology: frighten + -ing

  2. frightening(Adjective)

    awful

    Etymology: frighten + -ing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightening

    of Frighten

How to pronounce frightening?

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How to say frightening in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightening in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of frightening in a Sentence

  1. Davide Tabarelli:

    Italy has the tightest regulations in Europe that don't exist elsewhere and they're frightening off investors, with so much uncertainty, who will have the courage to invest even outside the 12 mile line?

  2. Governor Doug Ducey:

    What happened at Kingman was frightening, disturbing and completely unacceptable, it’s time for the state to take action.

  3. Vivek Murthy:

    It's also personal to me because I've cared for many patients over the years who have suffered from asthma and have seen firsthand how frightening it can be to suddenly be wheezing and fighting for every breath, asthma can be very difficult for patients, but also for their families. The impacts of climate change could make the situation worse.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Creation and cultivation of Beauty doesn’t happen without tremendous Endurance. True Beauty is often emerged out of Chaos and Turbulence. Look at the eruptions of Volcanoes and shaking of Earth that give birth to beautiful mountains and scenic lakes. Think of those amazingly attractive Stalactites formed only after continuous erosion by slow dripping water. Something far superior, magnificent, better and beautiful always appears out of otherwise ordinary - only after enduring the colossal Chaos, frightening Fury, traumatizing Turbulence and disturbing Disorder within the stagnant Status Quo. That’s the reality of life! So, accept and endure the changes, no matter how chaotic, stormy and irrational they may seem to you today. You are chosen by Supreme Powers to Create and Cultivate the Beauty, something that never existed before – only through your exceptional Endurance. And I am sure that you will, my friend, pass this test with flying colors. You’ve done it before, and you’ll do it again. Go on, and break a leg!

  5. Mandela Barnes:

    That is the scariest part of it, because there will be an adherent of Eric Trump that is much smarter than Eric Trump is, someone who is much more capable than Eric Trump is, a capable person with the same polices would not have lost this election. And that is what is frightening.

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