What does the word frightful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Frightfully.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Frightfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Apt to induce terror; shocking.

Usage examples for frightful

  1. I had a frightful row with Aunt Hepsy this afternoon, Miss Goldthwaite. – Thankful Rest by 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 by Florence Fenwick Miller
  3. " At a frightful cost," Crowther said. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell