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Definitions of frightful

  1. provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Frightfully. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Frightfulness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Full of what causes fear: terrible: shocking. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Causing fright; terrible. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Apt to induce terror; shocking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Terrible; dreadful; full of what excites fear; shocking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Exciting alarm or terror; shocking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Frightening (archaic); dreadful, shocking, revolting; ugly, hideous, whence frightfulness n.; (slang) very great, awful. Hence frightfully adv. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Terrible, dreadful, full of terrour. Complete Dictionary
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