Frighteningly



[frahyt-n] /ˈfraɪt n/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make afraid or fearful; throw into a ; terrify; scare.
2.
to drive (usually followed by away, off, etc.) by scaring:
to frighten away pigeons from the roof.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become :
a timid child who frightens easily.
/ˈfraɪtən/
verb (transitive)
1.
to cause fear in; terrify; scare
2.
to drive or force to go (away, off, out, in, etc) by making afraid
v.

1660s, from fright + -en (1). Related: Frightened; frightening. The earlier verb was simply fright (Old English fyrhtan) “to frighten.”
see: scare out of one’s wits

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