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Definition of frightening adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

frightening

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈfraɪtn̩ɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈfraɪtnɪŋ//
 
 
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 making you feel afraid a frightening experience/prospect/thought It's frightening to think it could happen again. The noise was frightening.
frighteningly
 
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adverb The battle scenes were frighteningly realistic.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: frightening

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