Frightening and Horrible


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

Horrible is a synonym for frightening in eerie topic. In some cases you can use "Horrible" instead the word "Frightening" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening


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Horrible adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: a horrible car accident that left eyewitnesses in a state of shock

Frightening is a synonym for horrible. Sometimes you can use "Frightening" instead the word "Horrible" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: horrid, horror, horrify, horribly
Synonyms for Horrible

Things that words describes

person frightening person horrible person
experience frightening experience horrible experience
manner frightening manner horrible manner
life frightening life horrible life
Other nouns: people, sound, creature, place, effect, situation, fashion, example, monster, experiences, events, creatures, acts, situations, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • I Want My Jet Pack While most of it was horrible and frightening, he also mentioned some spectacular scientific breakthroughs, all culminating in the invention of reliable and ever-improving time machines (made by General Electric no less).
  • Michael attempts to seriously warn the office of how horrible and frightening prison is by using this technique as he pretends to be a rebellious ex-convict, with ridiculous reasons of why to avoid prison... like the Dementors.
  • Anime / Tekkonkinkreet One could argue that they are capable of these frightening acts because they are so innocent that they don't fully grasp how horrible they are.
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