Distressing and Frightful

Distressing

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

Frightful and distressing are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Distressing".
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
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Frightful

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Frightful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a frightful sound emanated from somewhere deep within the forest

Distressing and frightful are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Distressing" instead an adjective "Frightful".
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
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vision distressing vision frightful vision
speed distressing speed frightful speed
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