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adverb frighteningly pronunciation in British English /ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋli/
  1. 1
    in a way that makes you feel afraid or nervous

    The town looked frighteningly unfamiliar in the fog.

  2. 2
    informal used for emphasizing something

    a frighteningly expensive watch



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