frighteningly
adverb see frighten

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • frighteningly — fright|en|ing|ly [ fraıtnıŋli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that makes you feel afraid or nervous: The town looked frighteningly unfamiliar in the fog. 2. ) INFORMAL used for emphasizing something: a frighteningly expensive watch …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frighteningly — UK [ˈfraɪt(ə)nɪŋlɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that makes you feel afraid or nervous The town looked frighteningly unfamiliar in the fog. 2) informal used for emphasizing something a frighteningly expensive watch …   English dictionary

  • frighteningly — adverb a) In a frightening or terrifying manner. The pitcher that was set before me was frighteningly large. b) Very; beyond usual expectation so as to cause surprise or concern. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • frighteningly — adv. Frighteningly is used with these adjectives: ↑close, ↑real …   Collocations dictionary

  • frighteningly — frighten ► VERB 1) cause to be afraid. 2) (frighten off) drive away by fear. DERIVATIVES frightened adjective frightening adjective frighteningly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • frighteningly — adverb in an alarming manner the disturbing thing about the Minister s behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true • Syn: ↑scarily • Derived from adjective: ↑scary (for: ↑scarily), ↑frightening …   Useful english dictionary

  • frighteningly — See frightener. * * * …   Universalium

  • frighteningly — adv. terrifyingly, alarmingly, horrifyingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frighteningly — fright·en·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • scarily — adverb in an alarming manner the disturbing thing about the Minister s behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true • Syn: ↑frighteningly • Derived from adjective: ↑scary, ↑frightening (for: ↑frighteningly) …   Useful english dictionary

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