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.

  2. frightening(Adjective)

    awful

  3. Origin: frighten + -ing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightening

    of Frighten

How to pronounce frightening?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Moale Fonohema:

    It’s frightening to be honest, but we got it.

  2. M. C. Escher:

    I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

  3. Brian Burston:

    The weapon of choice now is a truck. What next? It's just frightening.

  4. Gertrude Stein:

    Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.

  5. Nick Haddad:

    We found the results surprising and frightening, the signs are all still downwards.

Images & Illustrations of frightening

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