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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frighten  \Fright"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Frightened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Frightening}.]  [See  {Fright},  v.  t.] 
  To  disturb  with  fear;  to  throw  into  a  state  of  alarm  or 
  fright;  to  affright;  to  terrify. 
 
  More  frightened  than  hurt.  --Old  Proverb. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  frightening 
  adj  :  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"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded}, 
  {dreadful},  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {horrendous},  {horrific}, 
  {terrible}] 
  n  :  to  inspire  with  fear  [syn:  {terrorization},  {terrorisation}] 




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