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Definition of “frightening” - Learner’s Dictionary

frightening

adjective     /ˈfraɪtənɪŋ/
B1 making you feel afraid or nervous: a very frightening filmDescribing things that cause fear
frighteningly adverb
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…
(Definition of frightening from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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