Frightening vs Repugnant - What's the difference?

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Frightening is a related term of repugnant.


As adjectives the difference between frightening and repugnant

is that frightening is causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary while repugnant is repugnant.

As verbs the difference between frightening and repugnant

is that frightening is while repugnant is .

frightening

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
  • The frightening scientist lived in an old shack.
  • (figuratively) Awful, terrible, very bad.
  • Synonyms

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    Verb

    (head)
  • The scientist was frightening the timid children.

    repugnant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion.
  • (legal) Opposed or in conflict.
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "repugnant" is often applied: act, nature, behavior, practice, character, thing, crime.