Definitions for frightful
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word frightful.
atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective
"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"
frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective
extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
"in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"
"fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.
Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance.
Etymology: From frightful, from forhtful, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fright.
Tetchy and wayward was thy infancy,
Thy schooldays frightful, desp’rate, wild, and furious. William Shakespeare.
Without aid you durst not undertake
This frightful passage o’er the Stygian lake. John Dryden, Æn.
full of fright; affrighted; frightened
full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance
The numerical value of frightful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of frightful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The spread of this virus in McKinley County is frightful, and it shows that physical distancing has not occurred and is not occurring. The virus is running amok there. It must be stopped, and stricter measures are necessary.
The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivable encounters; it is surrounded by an atmosphere of the last canniness, presided over by a constraint for which I have no precise name; they simply cannot pass each other, their mutual embarrassment is frightful to behold.
There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.
Gold gives the appearance of beauty even to ugliness; but everything becomes frightful with poverty.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
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