frightening - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋ/
  1. making you feel afraid

    It was supposed to be a horror film but it wasn’t very frightening.

    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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