Frightening and Fearful


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Frightening adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a truly frightening movie

Fearful is a synonym for frightening in terrifying topic. In some cases you can use "Fearful" instead an adjective "Frightening". popular alternative
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening


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Fearful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: the fearful roar of a lion

Frightening is a synonym for fearful. You can use "Frightening" instead the word "Fearful" as an adjective or a noun. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fear, fearless, fearsome, fearfully, fearlessly
Synonyms for Fearful

Things that words describes

skill frightening skill fearful skill
people frightening people fearful people
reputation frightening reputation fearful reputation
nature frightening nature fearful nature
Other nouns: expression, characters.
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