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Meaning & Definition of Frightful in English

English

Frightful

/fraɪtfəl/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • atrocious
  • ,
  • frightful
  • ,
  • horrifying
  • ,
  • horrible
  • ,
  • ugly

2. Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

  • "In a frightful hurry"
  • "Spent a frightful amount of money"
    synonym:
  • frightful
  • ,
  • terrible
  • ,
  • awful
  • ,
  • tremendous

3. Extremely distressing

  • "Fearful slum conditions"
  • "A frightful mistake"
    synonym:
  • fearful
  • ,
  • frightful