Frightening and Fearsome


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

Fearsome is a synonym for frightening in eerie topic. In some cases you can use "Fearsome" instead an adjective "Frightening", when it comes to topics like terrifying. popular alternative
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening


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Fearsome adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: at night the child would always imagine that there were fearsome monsters lurking under his bed

Frightening is a synonym for fearsome in formidable topic. You can use "Frightening" instead the word "Fearsome" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as alarming. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fear, fearful, feared
Synonyms for Fearsome

Things that words describes

character frightening character fearsome character
power frightening power fearsome power
woman frightening woman fearsome woman
reputation frightening reputation fearsome reputation
Other nouns: look, nature, creature, appearance, effect, monster, villain, weapon, version, aura, persona, powers, creatures, abilities, animals, villains, monsters.
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