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English Dictionary: frightening by the DICT Development Group
2 results for frightening
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
    Synonym(s): awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
  1. the act of inspiring with fear [syn: terrorization, terrorisation, frightening]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frighten \Fright"en\, v. t. [imp. {Frightened}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Frightening}.] [See {Fright}, v. t.]
      To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or
      fright; to affright; to terrify.
               More frightened than hurt.                     --Old Proverb.
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