frightening

frightening
adj.
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem, sound
become, get

The situation was getting frightening.

make sth

What can we do to make the experience less frightening?

find sth

He found the responsibility rather frightening.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
genuinely, positively, truly
almost
a little, slightly, etc.
PREPOSITION
for

This is extremely frightening for elderly people.

to

It was all very frightening to a small boy.

Frightening is used with these nouns: ↑prospect, ↑scenario, ↑thing

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

См. также в других словарях:

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  • frightening — fright|en|ing [ˈfraıtn ıŋ] adj making you feel afraid or nervous = ↑scary ▪ That s a frightening thought. ▪ Going into hospital can be very frightening for a child. ▪ It was the most frightening experience of my life. it is frightening (to do… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • frightening — adjective / fraItn IN / making you feel afraid or nervous: That s a frightening thought. | it is frightening (to do sth): It s frightening to think how easily children can be hurt. frighteningly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frightening*/ — [ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋ] adj making you feel afraid, nervous, or worried a frightening noise/thought/experience[/ex] It was supposed to be a horror film but it wasn t very frightening.[/ex] It s frightening that people like him get elected.[/ex]… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • frightening */ — UK [ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋ] / US adjective a) making you feel afraid It was supposed to be a horror film but it wasn t very frightening. b) used about things that make you feel nervous or worried It s frightening that someone like Adolf Hitler could come… …   English dictionary

  • frightening — /ˈfraɪtnɪŋ/ (say fruytning) adjective 1. causing fear: a frightening monster. 2. extremely large, intense, etc.: a frightening amount of money. –frighteningly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • Frightening — Frighten Fright en, v. t. [imp. {Frightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frightening}.] [See {Fright}, v. t.] To disturb with fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify. [1913 Webster] More frightened than hurt. Old Proverb.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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