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fright·ful

frightful

 
pronunciation:
fraIt fl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: terrible or frightening.
The vampire smiled, revealing his frightful fangs.
similar words:
dire, dread, dreadful, ghastly, gruesome
definition 2: awful or shocking.
The nurse made a frightful mistake and gave Mrs. Jones the wrong baby.
similar words:
ghastly, gruesome, horrible, monstrous
derivations: frightfully (adv.), frightfulness (n.)