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frightening

adjective uk   us   /ˈfraɪ.tən.ɪŋ/
B1 making you feel fear: a frightening thought a frightening film It is frightening to think what might happen if she left him.
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frighteningly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She looked frighteningly thin.
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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