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adjective as in fearsome

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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.

As it was, the likely return of the virus in the winter frightened her.

One even went so far as to say large breasts frightened him.

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It frightens me because there’s so many people out there that are responsible gun owners, but there are so many that are not.

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When confronted by a threat, the animal might quickly flash its colors to frighten the predator, sometimes in just 700 milliseconds.

They say it's frightening how the real CIA is perceived to be as clueless as Archer Co.

In a frightening development for the GOP, Democrats had won even traditionally Republican constituencies in the Midwest.

After all, he was on television every week, telling macabre stories, frightening us.

Perhaps made doubly frightening because not only does the old man frighten Garfield and Odie, but he steals their candy as well.

He was completely a normal human being inside but he looked really, really frightening.

This is better than frightening them out of their skins by jumping out from behind a door and saying "Boo."

"I had not the least intention of frightening the most fearsome little tender mouse on earth," said Harry.

She liked to turn off the road and gallop across the trackless ways, sometimes frightening rabbits and coyotes from the sagebrush.

In their play the older children were in the habit of frightening the others with the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Because you'll find it useful, if you think of frightening Sloyd.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frightening, such as: daunting, disheartening, formidable, rebarbative, and redoubtable.

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