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synonyms for frightening

  • daunting
  • disheartening
  • formidable
  • rebarbative
  • redoubtable
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antonyms for frightening

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  • comforting
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How to use frightening in a sentence

The Zero FX electric motorcycle is an exciting machine with a top speed of 85 miles per hour and enough acceleration to frighten yourself if you twist aggressively enough on the throttle.
I RODE AN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE FOR THE FIRST TIME. HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED.ROB VERGERDECEMBER 10, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
As it was, the likely return of the virus in the winter frightened her.
“WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO IS DEAD OR ALIVE”: TRAPPED INSIDE AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY DURING THE PANDEMICBY AVA KOFMANNOVEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
One even went so far as to say large breasts frightened him.
SEX IN FRONT OF STRANGERSEUGENE ROBINSONNOVEMBER 15, 2020OZY
It frightens me because there’s so many people out there that are responsible gun owners, but there are so many that are not.
GETTING TO THE DANCE WITH DEBBIE ALLENEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 5, 2020OZY
When confronted by a threat, the animal might quickly flash its colors to frighten the predator, sometimes in just 700 milliseconds.
FLAMBOYANT CUTTLEFISH SAVE THEIR BRIGHT PATTERNS FOR FLIRTING, FIGHTING AND FLEEINGHELEN THOMPSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
This is better than frightening them out of their skins by jumping out from behind a door and saying "Boo."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
"I had not the least intention of frightening the most fearsome little tender mouse on earth," said Harry.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
She liked to turn off the road and gallop across the trackless ways, sometimes frightening rabbits and coyotes from the sagebrush.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
In their play the older children were in the habit of frightening the others with the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
Because you'll find it useful, if you think of frightening Sloyd.
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WORDS RELATED TO FRIGHTENING

  • dangerous
  • disquieting
  • distressing
  • disturbing
  • frightening
  • frightful
  • startling
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