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frightening

fright·en·ing

frightening

 
pronunciation:
fraIt nihng [or] fraI t nihng
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing or capable of causing fright or anxiety; scary; fearsome.
The tiger can be a frightening creature.The robbery was a frightening experience for all the bank employees.The idea of these extremists coming into power is frightening to me.
synonyms:
disturbing, fearsome, scary, worrisome
antonyms:
comforting, soothing
similar words:
dreadful, horrifying, terrifying