Frightening Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Frightening

Frightening, especially in appearance.
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The definition of redoubtable is someone or something that brings fear or commands respect.
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Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
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Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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Inspiring awe or reverence; awesome
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Unnerve is defined as to cause fear or loss of confidence.
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To break or tear, as with a harrow; to wound; to lacerate; to torment or distress; to vex.
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To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
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To discomfort is defined as to make someone feel uncomfortable or to cause slight pain.
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To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.
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To perturb is defined as to disturb or bother.
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To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
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Repellent, unattractive, forbidding, grim, etc.
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Feeling fear; afraid
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Extremely formidable:
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Faze is defined as to disturb someone.
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To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten:
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To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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Threaten is defined as to pose a danger to someone or something, or to make someone believe you pose a danger by making statements indicating an intent to harm them.
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To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
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To affect with physical shock
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To lower the spirits of; make sad, discouraged, or apathetic; depress; deject
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To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
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To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
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(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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Causing, or thought of as causing, the hair to stand on end; terrifying or shocking
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Discouraging, inspiring fear
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the act of inspiring with fear
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To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
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To strike with sudden fear; alarm.
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(Informal) To scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve.
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Petrify is to change organic matter into something stone like, or to cause extreme fear.
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To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
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To upset or distress:
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To make timid and submissive by filling with fear or awe; intimidate
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The definition of appall means to invoke feelings of offense, surprise, fear or terror.
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Make (someone) worried or anxious
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The definition of formidable is something that causes fear and is difficult to overcome.
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Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
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Causing fear, dread or terror
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The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
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Horrible; frightful
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To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
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To coerce or intimidate by causing fear.
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Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.
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Antonyms for Frightening

To make or become calm or quiet:
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To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
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Reassure is defined as to give someone confidence.
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To cheer up; encourage
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Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
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Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.
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(Archaic) To make happy, cheer up; to gladden.
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To make glad:
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To restore to ease, comfort, or tranquility; relieve; calm; quiet; refresh.
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To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure
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To lead on with deception; entice or trick into doing or giving something, going somewhere, etc.
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Words Related to Frightening

Causing fright; terrifying; alarming
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