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frighteningadjective

 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.
(Definition of frightening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"frightening" in British English

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frighteningadjective

uk   /ˈfraɪ.tən.ɪŋ/  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   /ˈfraɪ.tən.ɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈfraɪ.tən.ɪŋ.li/
She looked frighteningly thin.
(Definition of frightening from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “frightening”
in Arabic مُخيف…
in Korean 무서운…
in Portuguese assustador…
in Catalan que fa por…
in Japanese ぞっとさせる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可怕的,令人恐惧的…
in Turkish korkutan, ürküten, endişe veren…
in Russian пугающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可怕的,令人恐懼的…
in Italian spaventoso…
in Polish przerażający…
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