Frightening

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Definition

frightening: shocking, scary, terrifying
adjective
The amount of money they spent on the wedding is frightening. $15,000 for a juggler seems a bit excessive.

Pronunciation examples
UK: The amount of money they spent on the wedding is frightening.
US: You don't frighten me with your jedi mind tricks.
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Examples

  • "The simple fact that Mr. Quincy keeps four different types of water in his office surprised me, but that he has memorized the daily menu of your cafeteria is a little bit frightening."
  • "The second part of the scam, and the part which is helping it to spread at such frightening speeds, is the attachment."
  • "Moira : A frightening glimpse of things to come, Brent."

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