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Making you feel afraid

frightening

adjective

making you feel afraid

scary

adjective

making you feel frightened

alarming

adjective

frightening or worrying

ghastly

adjective

shocking in a way that frightens or upsets you

awesome

adjective

very impressive and sometimes a little frightening

eerie

adjective

strange and mysterious, and sometimes frightening

chilling

adjective

making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried

intimidating

adjective

making you feel nervous, frightened, or less confident

menacing

adjective

intended to threaten or frighten someone

spooky

adjective

frightening in a way that makes you nervous because it involves things that do not seem natural and cannot be explained by science

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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