Definition Of frightful


very unpleasant, serious, or shocking.

there's been a frightful accident

Example Of frightful

  • A frightful accident occurred at the Gatehead Mill, Delph, Saddleworth yesterday afternoon.

  • After a frightful glare she had directed to our corner during the French lesson, I had a good reason for thinking, ‘Here comes trouble.’

  • But most important, Schatzberg and company have made The Panic in Needle Park an occasion for the American public to meditate upon the frightfulness of heroin addiction.

  • Electromagnetic pollution, which has been described as a serious killer in the office, actually is not frightful at all, say experts.

  • Going by eyewitnesses' accounts of this mysterious person's frightful appearance, he is referred to as ‘acid man’.

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