HyperDic: frightening

English > 2 senses of the word frightening:
ADJECTIVEallfrightening, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
NOUNactfrightening, terrorization, terrorisationthe act of inspiring with fear
frightening > pronunciation
Soundsfray'tahnihng; fray'tnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > frightening: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Synonymsawful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible
Adverbsfrighteninglyin an alarming manner
English > frightening: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of inspiring with fear.
Synonymsterrorization, terrorisation
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Broaderbullying, intimidationThe act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
Verbsfrightendrive out by frightening

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