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    frightful

    frightful - Dictionary definition and meaning for word frightful

    Definition
    (adj) provoking horror
    Synonyms : atrocious , horrible , horrifying , ugly
    Example Sentence
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible
    • an ugly wound
    Definition
    (adj) extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
    Synonyms : awful , terrible , tremendous
    Example Sentence
    • in a frightful hurry
    • spent a frightful amount of money
    Definition
    (adj) extremely distressing
    Synonyms : fearful
    Example Sentence
    • fearful slum conditions
    • a frightful mistake
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