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"
|7 years ago|836 views|share |citing 
APAWordNet. (2010). frightful. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/frightful/definitions/1174548
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "frightful" http://smartdefine.org/frightful/definitions/1174548 (accessed September 25, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, frightful, Smart Define, viewed 25 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/frightful/definitions/1174548>.
MLAWordNet. "frightful" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/frightful/definitions/1174548>
{ class="autoclick" }next definition (/)