Associations to the word «Frightful»


FRIGHTFUL, adjective. (obsolete): Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.
FRIGHTFUL, adjective. Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance.
FRIGHTFUL, adjective. Used as an intensifier

Dictionary definition

FRIGHTFUL, adjective. 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".
FRIGHTFUL, adjective. Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money".
FRIGHTFUL, adjective. Extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake".

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Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.
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