frighteningly


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fright·en

 (frīt′n)
v. fright·ened, fright·en·ing, fright·ens
v.tr.
1. To fill with fear; alarm.
2. To drive or force by arousing fear: The suspect was frightened into confessing.
v.intr.
To become afraid: told ghost stories to campers who frightened easily.

fright′en·er n.
fright′en·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: frighten, scare, alarm, terrify, terrorize, startle, panic
These verbs mean to cause a person to experience fear. Frighten and the more informal scare are the most widely applicable: "The Count's mysterious warning frightened me at the time" (Bram Stoker).We scared each other telling ghost stories before bed.
Alarm implies a state of fearful anxiety, often brought on suddenly: The sight of the approaching shark alarmed the swimmers.
Terrify implies overwhelming, often paralyzing fear: "It is the coming of death that terrifies me" (Oscar Wilde).
To terrorize is to strike fear into another, often for purposes of coercion: "The decent citizen was terrorized into paying public blackmail" (Arthur Conan Doyle).
Startle suggests a momentary fright that may cause a sudden, involuntary movement of the body: The clap of thunder startled us.
Panic implies sudden frantic fear that often impairs self-control and rationality: The realistic radio drama panicked the listeners who tuned in after it had begun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.frighteningly - in an alarming manner; "the disturbing thing about the Minister's behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true"
Translations

frighteningly

[ˈfraɪtnɪŋlɪ] ADV [thin] → alarmantemente; [ugly] → espantosamente; [expensive, uncertain] → terriblemente

frighteningly

[ˈfraɪtənɪŋli] adv [high, close, realistic] → terriblement

frighteningly

adverschreckend; more frighteningly, one risked one’s lifeund was noch erschreckender war, es bestand Lebensgefahr

frighteningly

[ˈfraɪtnɪŋlɪ] advspaventosamente
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