Definition of affrightening in English:

affrightening

adjective

rare, archaic
  • Affrighting.

    Recorded earliest in "soul-affrightening".

Pronunciation

affrightening

/əˈfrʌɪt(ə)nɪŋ/ /əˈfrʌɪtnɪŋ/

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Christopher Love (1618–1651), clergyman. From affrighten + -ing.