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
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".
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.