frightening

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Etymology[edit]

frighten +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

frightening (comparative more frightening, superlative most frightening)

  1. Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
    The frightening scientist lived in an old shack.
  2. (figuratively) Awful, terrible, very bad.

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Verb[edit]

frightening

  1. Present participle of frighten.
    The scientist was frightening the timid children.