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fright·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrorization, terrorisation, frighteningadjective

    the act of inspiring with fear

    Synonyms:
    terrorization, terrorisation

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

  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"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

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#8709horrible
#9392scary
#14061shocking
#17151worrying
#19357creepy
#20756frightening
#21332chilling
#21711spooky
#22594daunting
#22989fearful
#23144alarming
#23190dreadful
#25388terrifying
#26052horrific
#29891appalling
#38864horrendous
#39885horrifying
#51495fearsome
#54515frightful

How to use frightening in a sentence?

  1. Mark Linden:

    For parents of children who are born premature or with other medical complications, the joy of a new baby is tempered with worry, the medicalized environment in which the baby is placed in the days and weeks following delivery is unfamiliar and at times frightening for parents.

  2. 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!

  3. Ahmet Altan:

    A frightening atmosphere is emerging for those who are not sided with the government.

  4. Impostor:

    I looked upon the ground where my feet layed, The sorrow, the pain, all went away, I done it, I made it, No one is left... Who is to stop me, Who can take my breath, I ponder these things so ever frightening, For doing your mom was quite exciting...

  5. Elaha Tamim:

    I grew up in an environment where we were free, we could go to school, we could go out and about, my mother tells stories of her bitter time (under the Taliban). Those stories are frightening.


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