Frightful and Scary

Frightful

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

Scary is a synonym for frightful in fear topic. In some cases you can use "Scary" instead an adjective "Frightful", when it comes to topics like terrible, horrid, awful.
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
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Scary

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Scary adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a scary movie that gave the child nightmares for weeks afterwards

Frightful is a synonym for scary in fear topic. You can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Scary", if it concerns topics such as terrible, horrid, awful.
Nearby Words: scare, scar, scared, scaring
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Things that words describes

reputation frightful reputation scary reputation
appearance frightful appearance scary appearance
parts frightful parts scary parts
moment frightful moment scary moment
Other nouns: face, mask.
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