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Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
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  1. Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
  2. Experiencing fear; frightened:
  3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
Dreadful; appalling
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  1. Dreadful; appalling
  2. Causing fear; terrifying
  3. Very bad, ugly, unpleasant, etc.
Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
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  1. Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
  2. Very bad, offensive, disagreeable, etc.
  3. Inspiring dread; terrible or awesome
That alarms, or makes suddenly afraid or anxious; frightening
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  1. That alarms, or makes suddenly afraid or anxious; frightening
Easily scared; very timid.
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  1. Easily scared; very timid.
  2. Causing, or able to cause, fright
  3. (US, colloquial, dated) Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.
(Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
  2. Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful:
  3. Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful
Unpleasant; disagreeable:
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  1. Unpleasant; disagreeable:
  2. Very bad:
  3. Extremely formidable:
(Slang) Remarkable; outstanding:
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  1. (Slang) Remarkable; outstanding:
  2. (Slang) Wonderful; impressive; excellent
  3. Inspiring awe:
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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  1. Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
  2. Inspiring dread; terrible.
Causing horror or disgust; grisly
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  1. Causing horror or disgust; grisly
  2. Causing horror and repugnance; frightful and shocking:
Of, caused by, or causing trauma
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  1. Of, caused by, or causing trauma
  2. (Dated) Adapted to the cure of wounds; vulnerary.
  3. Produced by wounds.
Causing shock, revulsion, or horror; terrifying:
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  1. Causing shock, revulsion, or horror; terrifying:
  2. Horrible; frightful
  3. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
Causing repugnance; gruesome.
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  1. Causing repugnance; gruesome.
  2. Terrifying; horrible; ghastly
Upsetting or horrifying by association with death or injury; gruesome:
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  1. Upsetting or horrifying by association with death or injury; gruesome:
  2. Constituting or including a representation of death.
  3. Grim and horrible; gruesome; ghastly
Vivid in a harsh or shocking way; startling; sensational
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  1. Vivid in a harsh or shocking way; startling; sensational
  2. Characterized by violent passion or crime
  3. Characterized by shocking or outrageous behavior:
Causing excitement, terror, or thrills.
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  1. Causing excitement, terror, or thrills.
  2. Causing, or thought of as causing, the hair to stand on end; terrifying or shocking
Causing great horror; terrifying.
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  1. Causing great horror; terrifying.
  2. Frightening; terrifying
(Colloquial) Extremely bad
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  1. (Colloquial) Extremely bad
  2. Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
  3. Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive.
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  1. Inspiring aversion or distaste; repulsive.
  2. Resistant or impervious to a substance. Often used in combination:
  3. Serving or tending to repel something, especially insects:
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  1. Causing pain or distress.
  2. Inspiring anguish, terror, etc.
  3. Extremely distressing; agonizing:
  1. Horrifying and astonishing.
  2. Causing consternation or dismay; frightful:
  3. Causing horror, shock, or dismay
Causing horror; terrifying.
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  1. Causing horror; terrifying.
  2. Horrifying; horrible
Very cruel, evil, brutal, etc.
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  1. Very cruel, evil, brutal, etc.
  2. Extremely evil or cruel; monstrous:
  3. Very bad, unpleasant, offensive, inferior, etc.
Marvelous, awesome, etc.; beyond human expression; ineffable
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  1. Marvelous, awesome, etc.; beyond human expression; ineffable
  2. Not to be spoken:
  3. Inexpressibly bad or objectionable:
Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully:
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  1. Impossible to comprehend or grasp fully:
  2. So unlikely or surprising as to have been thought impossible; unbelievable:
  3. That cannot be conceived; that cannot be thought of, understood, imagined, or believed
Menacing; threatening:
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  1. Menacing; threatening:
  2. Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
  3. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Arousing awe or amazement; marvelous
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  1. Arousing awe or amazement; marvelous
  2. Of momentous or ominous significance.
  3. Full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe:
Frightening, especially in appearance.
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  1. Frightening, especially in appearance.
  2. (Now Rare) Frightened; timid
  3. Causing fear; dreadful; horrible
Mysterious, uncanny, or weird, esp. in such a way as to frighten or disturb
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  1. Mysterious, uncanny, or weird, esp. in such a way as to frighten or disturb
  2. (Scots) Frightened or intimidated by superstition.
  3. Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening.
Strikingly odd, strange, etc.; fantastic; bizarre
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  1. Strikingly odd, strange, etc.; fantastic; bizarre
  2. Of or about ghosts, evil spirits, or other supernatural things; unearthly, mysterious, eerie, etc.
  3. Strikingly odd or unusual, especially in an unsettling way; strange:
Mysterious or unfamiliar, esp. in such a way as to frighten or make uneasy; preternaturally strange; eerie; weird
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  1. Mysterious or unfamiliar, esp. in such a way as to frighten or make uneasy; preternaturally strange; eerie; weird
  2. So remarkable, acute, etc. as to seem preternatural
  3. Mysterious or impossible to explain, especially when causing uneasiness or astonishment.
Suggestive of ghosts or spirits, especially in being eerie or disturbing:
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  1. Suggestive of ghosts or spirits, especially in being eerie or disturbing:
  2. Easily startled; skittish:
  3. Of, like, or suggesting a spook or spooks; weird; eerie
Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive:
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  1. Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive:
  2. Creeping; moving slowly
  3. Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin:
Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
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  1. Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
  2. Causing or bringing calamity
  3. Causing or involving calamity; disastrous.
(Colloquial) Extremely bad
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  1. (Colloquial) Extremely bad
  2. Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
  3. Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
Unpleasant; disagreeable:
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  1. Unpleasant; disagreeable:
  2. Very bad:
  3. Extremely formidable:
Hideous; dreadful:
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  1. Hideous; dreadful:
  2. Horrible; frightful
  1. Horrifying and astonishing.
  2. Causing horror, shock, or dismay
  3. Causing consternation or dismay; frightful:
Causing fear; terrifying
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  1. Causing fear; terrifying
  2. Very bad, ugly, unpleasant, etc.
  3. Dreadful; appalling
Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
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  1. Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
  2. Very bad, offensive, disagreeable, etc.
  3. Inspiring dread; terrible.
Experiencing fear; frightened:
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  1. Experiencing fear; frightened:
  2. Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
  3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
Horrifyingly shocking.
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  1. Horrifyingly shocking.
  2. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
  3. Horrible; frightful
Hideous; dreadful:
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  1. Hideous; dreadful:
  2. Horrible; frightful
Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful:
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  1. Arousing or tending to arouse horror; dreadful:
  2. (Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
  3. Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful
(Colloquial) Extremely bad
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  1. (Colloquial) Extremely bad
  2. Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
  3. Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
Causing terror; fearful; frightful; dreadful
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  1. Causing terror; fearful; frightful; dreadful
  2. Very bad:
  3. Extremely formidable:
  1. Horrifying and astonishing.
  2. Causing horror, shock, or dismay
  3. Causing consternation or dismay; frightful:
Calling for quick action; urgent
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  1. Calling for quick action; urgent
  2. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
  3. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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  1. Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
  2. Fearful, terrible.
Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
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  1. Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking:
  2. Very bad, offensive, disagreeable, etc.
  3. Inspiring dread; terrible or awesome
Experiencing fear; frightened:
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  1. Experiencing fear; frightened:
  2. Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening:
  3. Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
Frightening, especially in appearance.
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  1. Frightening, especially in appearance.
  2. Fearful; timid.
  3. Causing fear; dreadful; horrible
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
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  1. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
  2. Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
  3. Difficult to undertake, surmount, or defeat:
Horrible; frightful
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  1. Horrible; frightful
  2. Causing shock, revulsion, or horror; terrifying:
  3. Like a ghost in appearance; deathlike; pale; pallid; dismal.
Worthy of respect or honor.
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  1. Worthy of respect or honor.
  2. Formidable; fearsome
  3. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
Easily scared; very timid.
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  1. Easily scared; very timid.
  2. Causing, or able to cause, fright
  3. (US, colloquial, dated) Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.
Unpleasant; disagreeable:
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  1. Unpleasant; disagreeable:
  2. Very bad:
  3. Extremely formidable:
Remarkable; outstanding:
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  1. Remarkable; outstanding:
  2. (Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
  3. Wonderful, amazing, extraordinary, etc.
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