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[こわ()·]
kowai
i adjective

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[こわ()·]
kowai

English Meaning(s) for 怖い

i adjective
  1. scary; frightening; eerie; dreadful
  2. (I'm) afraid

Definition and Synonyms for 怖い

Afraid filled with fear or apprehension
Synonyms: 怖い
Scared made afraid
Synonyms: おっかない, 怖い
Awful causing fear or dread or terror
Synonyms: すごい, ひどい, おぞましい, おっかない, おどろおどろしい, 凄まじい, 怖い, 恐ろしい, 惨い, 物凄い, 物恐ろしい
Chilling provoking fear terror
Synonyms: おっかない, 怖い

Meanings for each kanji in 怖い

dreadful; be frightened; fearful Kanji Details »

Stroke Order Diagrams for 怖い

Conjugations for 怖い

Present Indicative Form
[こわ()·]
kowai
Present Indicative Negative Form
[こわ()···]
kowakunai
Past Indicative Form
[こわ()···]
kowakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[こわ()·····]
kowakunakatta
te-form
[こわ()··]
kowakute
Adverbial Form
[こわ()·]
kowaku
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[こわ()····]
kowakattara

Sample Sentences for 怖い

The wind sounds scary, like screaming ghosts.
It's also scary when the lightning strikes across the sky, but what's really scary is the sound. Once, my house was struck by lightning and since then I've become even more scared.
She is afraid of cats.
I am afraid of cats.
You say that you're afraid of being disliked by other people, but you have some people that you dislike yourself, don't you? Arithmetically speaking, there are an equal number of people who you don't like that don't like you back. I'm not saying that if you end your dislike of someone, someone else will stop disliking you as well; it's just that you can't change the fact that if you dislike someone, then someone else dislikes you as well. Your life will go much smoother if you just give up and accept that truth.

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