Part of speech:
Inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous.
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Causing great harm or fear; terrible:
(Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
(Slang) Wonderful; impressive; excellent
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking:
(Informal) Very bad or unpleasant
Causing repugnance; gruesome.
The definition of macabre is something gruesome, shocking or horrifying.
The definition of lurid is something gruesome or vivid in a shocking way.
Causing, or thought of as causing, the hair to stand on end; terrifying or shocking
Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination:
Inspiring anguish, terror, etc.
The definition of atrocious is something evil, cruel or absolutely horrible.
That cannot be spoken
That cannot be conceived; that cannot be thought of, understood, imagined, or believed
Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
Portentous is defined as causing awe or wonder.
Causing fear; dreadful; horrible
Strikingly odd or unusual, especially in an unsettling way; strange:
The definition of uncanny refers to something odd, mysterious or unexpected that makes you feel uneasy.
The definition of creepy is scary or causing fear.
Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
The definition of excessive is something or someone that goes beyond what is normal, acceptable or necessary.
Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport:
1909, Cleveland Moffett, chapter 19, Through the Wall:
Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
Of or like hair
Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome:
Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
The definition of terrific is awesome, great or very good.
(Slang) Strikingly good, effective, or skillful:
Used as an intensive with and :
Suited to one of good breeding; refined and polite:
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
Worthy of respect or honor.
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
Repulsive or offensive; objectionable:
The definition of unnerving is something that makes people nervous or that makes people lose confidence.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
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