Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Apt to induce terror; shocking.

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Usage examples "frightful":

  1. I had a frightful row with Aunt Hepsy this afternoon, Miss Goldthwaite. - "Thankful Rest", Annie S. Swan.
  2. The amount of time we spent in sewing now appears frightful; but it was the way in those days among people like ourselves. - "Harriet Martineau", Florence Fenwick Miller.
  3. " At a frightful cost," Crowther said. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.