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

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. Vitaly Churkin:

    If they take the position that they don't need any ceasefire, and they need to fight on to the end and to victory, then this conflict is going to carry on for a very long time. And it's frightening to imagine that.

  2. Michael Lundy:

    It's frightening, i don't want to be nowhere else but home.

  3. Amy Bushatz:

    Being in a military family is a vulnerable place to be, so I would say being cautious isn't a bad thing, but we're not people who live in fear. If they think they can have control over us by frightening us, they're wrong.

  4. Baland Jalal:

    Sleep paralysis can be a very frightening experience for some people,and a clear understanding of what actually causes it would have great implications for people who suffer from it.

  5. 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.

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