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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Brian Burston:

    You can't discern between the different groups and you don't know whether there's ISIS infiltrators in any of them, the weapon of choice now is a truck. What next? It's just frightening.

  2. Rovelyn Jugo:

    What we hear on the radio about the situation here is frightening, we are ready to leave ... In fact, our things are in plastic containers so we can take them with us.

  3. Casey Neistat:

    For traditional marketers, and traditional advertising, it is a really scary place to be. And then for the influencers, the individuals who are the mouthpiece for it, it’s a really frightening position to be in because you have this big fat check in front of you and oftentimes you can be asked to compromise your value or your integrity to pay the rent.

  4. Valentyn Zemlyansky:

    All these threats by Gazprom are not particularly frightening for us, as the situation has radically changed compared to last autumn, we've passed through the winter season - the mild weather really helped us, as well as decreased consumption by industry.

  5. Robert White:

    This has everything to do with Robert White religious beliefs. it’s a frightening day in United States when a person can not express their faith without fears of persecution following.

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