frightful definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing disgust or surprise; horrifying.
    • Causing fright; terrifying.
    • Informal Excessive; extreme: a frightful liar.
    • Informal Disagreeable; distressing: frightful weather.
    • : packed with fright; affrighted; frightened.
    • high in that which triggers fright; exciting security; impressing terror; shocking; since, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful look.
    • applied as an intensifier
    • saturated in fright; affrighted; frightened.
    • saturated in what triggers fright; exciting alarm; impressing horror; shocking.
    • extreme in level or level or amount or effect
    • provoking scary
    • incredibly distressing
  • others:
    • filled with occasion for fright; causing or more likely to excite alarm or terror; awful; terrible: because, a frightful chasm; a frightful tempest.
    • Intolerable; surprising; hideous.
    • saturated in horror; scared; alarmed.
    • Synonyms Dreadful, Fearful, etc. (identify terrible); alarming, fantastic, terrible, shocking.

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