Definition of frightful in English:

frightful

Line breaks: fright|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌɪtfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

adjective

chiefly British

Derivatives

frightfulness

noun
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  • The fact that they are increasingly referred to as ‘events’ underlines their frightfulness.
  • They saw at once its beauty and its frightfulness.
  • Nor can it outweigh the sporadic frightfulness of pain and despair that occurs every second of every day.

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