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adjective frightening pronunciation in British English /ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋ/
  1. making you feel afraid
    It was supposed to be a horror film but it wasn’t very frightening.
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    1. a.
      used about things that make you feel nervous or worried
      It’s frightening that someone like Adolf Hitler could come to power in a democratic election.
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