Associations to the word «Frightening»


FRIGHTENING, adjective. Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
FRIGHTENING, adjective. (figuratively) Awful, terrible, very bad.
FRIGHTENING, verb. Present participle of frighten

Dictionary definition

FRIGHTENING, noun. The act of inspiring with fear.
FRIGHTENING, adjective. Causing fear or dread or terror; "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".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley