HyperDic: frightful

English > 3 senses of the word frightful:
ADJECTIVEallfrightful, atrocious, horrifying, horrible, uglyprovoking horror
allfrightful, terrible, awful, tremendousextreme / extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
allfrightful, fearfulextremely distressing
frightful > pronunciation
Soundsfray'tfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > frightful: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProvoking horror.
Example "a frightful crime of decapitation"
Synonymsatrocious, horrifying, horrible, ugly
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishatroz, espantoso, horrendo, horrible, horripilante, horroroso
Catalanatroç, esborronant, esgarrifós, espantós, horrible, hòrrid, horrorós
Nounsfrightfulnessthe quality of being frightful
English > frightful: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningextreme / extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact.
Examples
  • "in a frightful hurry"
  • "spent a frightful amount of money"
Synonymsterrible, awful, tremendous
BroaderextraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Catalanterrible
English > frightful: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExtremely distressing.
Example "a frightful mistake"
Synonymfearful
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Nounsfrightfulnessthe quality of being frightful

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