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frightening

noun

1 frightening

The act of inspiring with fear.

synonyms: terrorisation, terrorization.

Dutch: terrorisatie



adjective

1 frightening

Causing fear or dread or terror.

synonyms: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, horrendous, horrific ... show more.

Polish: okropny, straszny


Moby thesaurus: alarming, appalling, awing, browbeating, bulldozing, bullying, chilling, cowing, daunting, demoralization, deterrent, deterring, dire, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, distressing, dreadful ... show more.

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frighten

verb

1 frighten

Cause fear in:
— The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me.

synonyms: affright, fright, scare.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Dutch: bang, beangstigen


Moby thesaurus: affright, agitate, alarm, alert, appall, arouse, astound, awe, bowl down, bowl over, browbeat, bulldoze, cow, cry havoc, cry wolf, curdle the blood, daunt, demoralize, discompose, disconcert ... show more.

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