Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being frightened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Susceptible of being frightened.

Etymologies

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frighten +‎ -able

Examples

  • Thus Hobbes makes a state of war the natural state of man from the essential and ever continuing nature of man, as not a moral, but only a frightenable, being: -- Spinosa makes the same state a necessity of man out of society, because he must then be an undeveloped man, and his moral being dormant; and so on through the whole.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

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