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1. frightful

adjective. ['ˈfraɪtfəl'] provoking horror.

Synonyms

  • horrifying
  • horrible
  • alarming
  • ugly

Antonyms

  • pleasing
  • graceful
  • attractive
  • ugliness

Etymology

  • frightful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forhtful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Frightful

  • delightful
  • spiteful

Sentences with frightful


1. Adjective
Carve a frightful face into each potato with a sharp knife.

Quotes about frightful


1. It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

2. There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Collected Works

3. The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age.
- H.P. Lovecraft

2. frightful

adjective. ['ˈfraɪtfəl'] extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact.

Synonyms

  • extraordinary
  • tremendous
  • awful

Antonyms

  • mild
  • comparable
  • common
  • extraordinariness

Etymology

  • frightful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forhtful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. frightful

adjective. ['ˈfraɪtfəl'] extremely distressing.

Synonyms

  • bad

Antonyms

  • beautiful
  • good-natured

Etymology

  • frightful (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forhtful (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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