Definitions for frightful

Definitions for (adj) frightful

Main entry: atrocious, ugly, frightful, horrible, horrifying

Definition: provoking horror

Usage: 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

Main entry: frightful, fearful

Definition: extremely distressing

Usage: fearful slum conditions; a frightful mistake

Main entry: awful, frightful, tremendous, terrible

Definition: extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

Usage: in a frightful hurry; spent a frightful amount of money

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