Frightening - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfraɪtnɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word frightening
Brit.  |ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word frightening
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to frighten


- the act of inspiring with fear


- causing fear or dread or terror (syn: awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, horrendous, horrific, terrible)


That's a frightening thought.

Going into hospital can be very frightening for a child.

It was the most frightening experience of my life.

It's frightening to think how easily children can be hurt.

She had a frightening experience.

the frightening prospect of going to war

The world is, as usual, a frightening place to enter for all save the precious few impaired by inherited security.

Don't stand so near the edge! You're frightening me.

The intensity of the hurricane was frightening.

Sam became quite frightening when he was in a rage.

Starting a new school can be quite frightening.

I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter

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