Synonyms for frightening

Synonyms for (noun) frightening

Synonyms: frightening, terrorisation, terrorization

Definition: the act of inspiring with fear

Similar words: intimidation, bullying

Definition: the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

Synonyms for (adj) frightening

Synonyms: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible

Definition: causing fear or dread or terror

Usage: the awful war; an awful risk; dire news; a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked; the dread presence of the headmaster; polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was; a dreadful storm; a fearful howling; horrendous explosions shook the city; a terrible curse

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

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