Distressing and Frightening


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Distressing adjective – Causing worry or anxiety.
Usage example: distressing signs that another war might be imminent

Frightening and distressing are semantically related. in upsetting topic. In some cases you can use "Frightening" instead an adjective "Distressing".
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
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Frightening adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a truly frightening movie

Distressing and frightening are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Frightening".
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening

Things that words describes

experience distressing experience frightening experience
tendency distressing tendency frightening tendency
part distressing part frightening part
sound distressing sound frightening sound
Other nouns: lack, vision, amount, number, scene, degree, effect, situation, speed, frequency, regularity, events, ideas, examples, truths, scenes, aspects, situations.
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