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ˈfraɪt fəlfright·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    provoking horror

    "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"

  2. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

    "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

  3. fearful, frightfuladjective

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

Wiktionary

  1. frightfuladjective

    Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.

    Etymology: From frightful, from forhtful, equivalent to .

  2. frightfuladjective

    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 .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frightfuladjective

    full of fright; affrighted; frightened

  2. Frightfuladjective

    full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frightful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of frightful in a Sentence

  1. Hannah More:

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

  2. Lujan Grisham:

    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.

  3. Henry Ford:

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Oh how smoothly, how swiftly and horribly, how cruelly and thoroughly, one discovers the powers and prowess of Maya, the Supreme power of Illusions! With a simple sleight of her hand, léger de main, everything changes in a moment; electrically charged, awesome and exciting years of life shrink to moments - just to realize that all that fascinating reality had been a dream. Perhaps all that had happened previously had been a continuous sequence of beautiful images that one would admire and fall in love with, and to realize that it’s all the game of dreams, illusions and Maya. The reality also strikes, at the same moment, that everything one would still experience in the future, would see with one’s eyes and feel with one’s hands, up to the moment of one’s death — that everything is not going to be any different in substance, or any different in kind. Why would it be? It’s always all a game, all foam and all dreams. It’s Maya, the whole lovely and frightful, delicious and desperate kaleidoscope of life with its searing delights, intertwined with its searing sorrows, the amazing show that has been ongoing since the dawn of Universe.

  5. Thomas Mann:

    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.

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