What does frightening mean?

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fright·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrorization, terrorisation, frighteningadjective

    the act of inspiring with fear

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

    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. frighteningadjective

    causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary

    The frightening scientist lived in an old shack.

  2. frighteningadjective

    awful

  3. Etymology: frighten + -ing

ChatGPT

  1. frightening

    Frightening refers to causing fear or alarm; being terrifying or scary. This term is often used to describe situations, things, or events that create feelings of anxiety, dread or shock due to perceived danger or threat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightening

    of Frighten

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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. Elena Kagan:

    The Court appoints itself – instead of Congress or the expert agency – the decision-maker on climate policy, i cannot think of many things more frightening.

  2. Chief Judge Beryl Howell:

    The other police officer -- oh my goodness -- who was flat on his back being beaten, and( Mullins) was holding his leg so he couldn't get up and couldn't get back to the police line. I mean, it is frightening footage.

  3. Wesley Long:

    I know it can be frightening, but I think people should take comfort in the fact that essentially, the things New York State health officials need to do to protect New York State health officials are the same things New York State health officials've done in the past.

  4. James Baldwin:

    Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    This would be the first time in our history that a group of nationalists from one part of our country would be involved in altering the direction of the government of our country, i think that's a frightening prospect.

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