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Overview of adj frightful

The adj frightful has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (4) atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly

(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")

2. (1) frightful, terrible, awful, tremendous

(extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money")

3. fearful, frightful

(extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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