What is the meaning of frightful?


  • 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"
  • Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact.
    • usage: "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
  • Extremely distressing.
    • usage: "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
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