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frightening

adjective  us   /ˈfrɑɪ·tən·ɪŋ/
making you feel fear: a frightening situation Frightening can also mean extreme: My car insurance payments are frightening.
frighteningly
adverb  us   /ˈfrɑɪ·tən·ɪŋ·li/
His heart rate changed frighteningly.
Translations of “frightening”
in Korean 무서운…
in Arabic مُخيف…
in Portuguese assustador…
in Catalan que fa por…
in Japanese ぞっとさせる…
in Italian spaventoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可怕的,令人恐懼的…
in Russian пугающий…
in Turkish korkutan, ürküten, endişe veren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可怕的,令人恐惧的…
in Polish przerażający…
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