What does frightful mean?

Definitions for frightful
ˈfraɪt fəlfright·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word frightful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly(adj)

    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, tremendous(adj)

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

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

  3. fearful, frightful(adj)

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

Wiktionary

  1. frightful(Adjective)

    Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.

    Etymology: From frightful, from forhtful, equivalent to .

  2. frightful(Adjective)

    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. Frightful(adj)

    full of fright; affrighted; frightened

  2. Frightful(adj)

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

How to pronounce frightful?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say frightful in sign language?

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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. 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.

  3. Sydney Smith:

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

  4. Henry Ford:

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

  5. Boileau:

    Gold gives the appearance of beauty even to ugliness; but everything becomes frightful with poverty.

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