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Definitions of frightful

  1. Frightfulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Frightfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. (informal) extreme in degree; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. extreme in degree; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Full of fright; affrighted; frightened. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Terrible; dreadful; alarming; shocking; grotesque. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Full of what causes fear: terrible: shocking. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Apt to induce terror; shocking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Terrible; dreadful; full of what excites fear; shocking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Exciting alarm or terror; shocking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for frightful

  1. Yes, I saw her, and plenty of other frightful things. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  2. The most frightful thing was this: that they were all staring at the door. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
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