Frightening and Terrifying

Frightening

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

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

Terrifying

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Terrifying adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: heard a terrifying noise coming from the next room

Frightening is a synonym for terrifying. You can use "Frightening" instead the word "Terrifying" as an adjective or a noun. popular alternative
Nearby Words: terrify, terrified
Synonyms for Terrifying

Both words in one sentence

  • Nightmare Retardant The polar opposite of Nightmare Fuel: Something meant to be truly terrifying (or at least somewhat frightening or disturbing) which instead comes off as stupid, laughable, cute, or all of them.
  • Chrysalis implies her 'Game Face' is far more terrifying than her already frightening looks.
  • Becoming the Mask A more abstract example is Kaneki himself, who starts out the story looking far more frightening than he really is - due to a particularly terrifying leather mask that Uta made for him.
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