frightening frightening  /f ˈraɪ tə nɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of inspiring with fear
  2. (adj) causing fear or dread or terror


  1. That's because, although defeated, although dead, this man is frightening.
  2. The notion, he admits, is a bit frightening, but he jokes that it would also be cheating.
  3. The second act condenses the cinema-vrit longueurs of the film into a dark, funny and frightening portrait of two recluses who can't live with or without each other.


  1. Zadzooks: The Last of Us review

    A pandemic of frightening proportions ravages earth and delivers an infectious case of drama for PlayStation 3 owners in the masterpiece The Last of Us (Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog, Rated M for mature and very macabre, $59.99) . This third-person adventure makes another compelling argument that video games finally ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. FDOT plans to make changes to dangerous curve

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Frightening crashes one deep retention pond all in one short month. Those who drive past it every day call the waters near the I-295 and Philips Highway interchange...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX30 / CBS47 Jacksonville

  3. Perry County family has close encounter with black bear

    Some frightening moments for a family Friday morning when an unexpected visitor showed up at their Perry County home!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WYMT Mountain News


  1. Mr Seacrest wrote: "His aggressive and violent efforts to come into physical contact with me are extremely frightening to me. They have jeopardised not only my personal safety but also the safety and well-being of those around me."
    on Nov 4, 2009 By: Ryan Seacrest Source: BBC News

  2. Returning to the Tour after a two-year doping ban, Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso said the cobblestones stage was "a bit frightening." "It's going to be a very difficult stage, Basso said. This stage doesn't suit my skills and I will have...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Ivan Basso Source:

  3. ...week, Ronson, 31, wrote an entry on her MySpace celebrity blog comparing the newly-granted animal rights to the rejection of several gay rights initiatives in various states."I just think it's frightening that people show more compassion...
    on Nov 10, 2008 By: Samantha Ronson Source: People Magazine

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