What is another word for frightening?

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Adjective
Causing, or capable of causing, fear
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“A shouted threat would have been less frightening than the amused satisfaction in his tone.”
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Causing worry, distress or anxiety
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Upsetting, or causing anxiety, sorrow or pain
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Having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness
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Defiantly aggressive or bad-tempered
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Noun
The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats
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Verb
Present participle for to cause to feel alarm or fright
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“Instilling a feeling of insecurity is the best way to scare your population into submission and frighten away potential investors.”
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Present participle for to be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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Present participle for to stimulate into action
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Present participle for to oppose by expressing disapproval
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