frighteningly frighteningly  /f ˈraɪ tə nɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in an alarming manner


  1. Demonstrators protest the use of water torture by creating frighteningly realistic simulations.
  2. The Aeromexico disaster was frighteningly similar to the collision of a Pacific Southwest Airlines jet and a small plane over San Diego on Sept.
  3. This country's emergency operations, awesome in their potential, are also frighteningly interdependent.


  1. Study of addiction proves addictive

    The subtitle of the "The Fix - How Addiction Is Taking Over Your World" sounds like lively hyperbole until you crack the cover of this fleet-footed, frighteningly up-to-date tome on all manner of compulsive habits. But British journalist Damian Thompson backs it up.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  2. Kiki Sugino on Odayaka

    Kiki Sugino (left) and her brother Jo Keita (right), the associate producer, sound designer, with Danny Peary. In the international news this month was the detection of frighteningly high levels of radiation in the groundwater two years after a tsunami and earthquake caused a near meltdown of a nuclear power plant near Fukushima, Japan. I [...]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Sag Harbor Express


  1. Mr Clegg said of A Day in the Life: "Even after all this time, it still sounds innovative and radical. The dramatic shift of gears musically leading to the powerful piano chords at the end are frighteningly effective, while the lyrics are incredibly...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Nick Clegg Source:

  2. "It is the youth who are being actively targeted, groomed, radicalised and set on a path that frighteningly quickly could end in their involvement in mass murder of their fellow UK citizens," Dame Eliza said.
    on Nov 10, 2006 By: Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller Source:

  3. On hearing the news that she had been nominated for her performance in school-based drama Notes on a Scandal, Dench said in a statement: "I'm in frighteningly good company. It was very nice of The Queen to allow me in for a minute. It is one of the...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Judi Dench Source: The Australian

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /