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Synonyms for frighteningfright·en·ing

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  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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How to use frightening in a sentence?

  1. Carey Marx:

    I tried to do material about the heart attack and I think if you do material like that badly you just embarrass the audience, and I was also was genuinely afraid of hecklers, and that's when comedy becomes frightening. You should never be afraid of the heckler. When you feel your heart racing and you're aware that you could go down at any moment then it's pretty scary.

  2. Michele Green:

    About 30 percent of my patients were e-mailing about hair loss, it was frightening. Some had sheets of hair falling out.

  3. Mike Connor:

    Cadman Kiker said. In all, 2,501 Americans were among the 4,414 Allied troops killed on those beaches. Distance always fades memory, and it is a reason why the French remember the fallen soldiers more easily. From childhood, they visit the cemeteries, memorials and museums that dot the Normandy countryside. U.S. veterans are invariably impressed by what French youngsters still know about their feats, their undying gratitude, while many are wistful that those stories resonate less and less among American youths where they live. Its so frightening, if Cadman Kiker forget history, it is doomed to repeat itself.

  4. Elisangela Barros:

    It's very frightening. I'm worried my daughter will have microcephaly, my neighborhood is poor and full of mosquitoes, trash and has no running water. Five of my neighbors have Zika.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    When the strings of anger and the psyche are especially tense - these are special strings of reality, a melody of truth is heard that you will never hear anywhere because it has no analogues since it is random. The truth in which the strings are about to break and a frightening silence of smiling madness comes

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