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EtymologyEdit

frighten +‎ -ing.

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frightening (comparative more frightening, superlative most frightening)

  1. Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
    Riding the rollercoaster was a frightening experience.
  2. (figuratively) Awful, terrible, very bad.

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frightening

  1. present participle of frighten
    The scientist was frightening the timid children.