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Frightening vs. Scary

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Frighteningadjective

Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.

‘Riding the rollercoaster was a frightening experience.’;

Scaryadjective

(colloquial) Causing or able to cause fright

‘The tiger's jaws were scary.’; ‘She was hiding behind her pillow during the scary parts of the film.’;

Frighteningadjective

(figuratively) Awful, terrible, very bad.

Scaryadjective

Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.

Frighteningnoun

to inspire with fear

Scarynoun

Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

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Frighteningadjective

causing fear or dread or terror;

‘the awful war’; ‘an awful risk’; ‘dire news’; ‘a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked’; ‘the dread presence of the headmaster’; ‘polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was’; ‘a dreadful storm’; ‘a fearful howling’; ‘horrendous explosions shook the city’; ‘a terrible curse’;

Scarynoun

Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

Scaryadjective

Subject to sudden alarm.

Scaryadjective

Causing fright; alarming.

Scaryadjective

so scary as to cause chills and shudders;

‘the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge’;

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