frightening (part of speech: verb)
alarming (part of speech: verb)
threatening (part of speech: verb)
haunting (part of speech: verb)
- Much of its success depends upon the old Chinese military policy of scaring the enemy by an imposing appearance before the fight begins. - "The Government of England (Vol. I)", A. Lawrence Lowell.
- Wasn't Philip fine to think of scaring him like that? - "Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School", Mabel C. Hawley.
- In its hand it held a stick, to the end of which was affixed a bunch of palm leaves, which it waved incessantly as a fan, for the purpose of scaring from its goods the million flies which, engendered by the Barbary sun, endeavoured to settle upon them. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.