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Synonyms for frightful
ˈfraɪt fəlfright·ful

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  1. frightfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    alarming, shocking, horrible, dreadful, fearful, terrible, terrific, horrid, awful

  2. frightfuladjective

    : Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.

    Synonyms:
    fearful, shocking, dreadful, alarming, terrible, terrific, horrid, awful, horrible

  3. frightfuladjective

    Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance.

    Synonyms:
    horrible, dreadful, terrific, horrid, fearful, shocking, terrible, alarming, awful

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frightful

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frightful

    Synonyms:
    terrible, horrible, alarming, ugly, hideous, monstrous, dreadful, direful, awful, shocking, horrid, terrific

    Antonyms:
    pleasing, attractive, beautiful, fair, encouraging, lovely

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  1. atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, uglyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    flagitious, unworthy, wretched, terrible, monstrous, fearful, horrible, worthless, tremendous, abominable, unspeakable, awful, grievous, atrocious, slimy, ugly, dreadful, horrifying, vile, despicable, painful, surly

    Antonyms:
    good, unalarming, ordinary

  2. frightful, terrible, awful, tremendousadjective

    extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact

    "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

    Synonyms:
    dreadful, enormous, marvelous, wondrous, rattling(a), awful, amazing, horrendous, severe, tremendous, dreaded, dire, wonderful, grand, marvellous, atrocious, painful, horrifying, awing, awed, wicked, horrific, dread(a), awe-inspiring, unspeakable, fearful, nasty, terrible, horrible, abominable, fantastic, frightening, terrific, awesome, fearsome, howling(a), direful, ugly

    Antonyms:
    good, ordinary, unalarming

  3. fearful, frightfuladjective

    extremely distressing

    "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"

    Synonyms:
    dread(a), fearsome, timorous, terrible, horrific, dreaded, fearful, horrible, tremendous, frightening, horrendous, awful, cowardly, horrifying, atrocious, ugly, dreadful, direful, dire, trepid

    Antonyms:
    unalarming, good, ordinary

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frightfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    terrible, terrific, GREWSOME, fearful, alarming, dreadful, direful, dire, horrid, horrible, awful, shocking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. frightfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    terrible, dreadful, hideous, ogreish, fearful, alarming, grewsome, grim, dire, direful, awful, gorgonian, horrible

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "frightful":

    scary, frightening, terrible, appalling, curse

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#14061shocking
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#16120dire
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#20769worthless
#22989fearful
#23144alarming
#23190dreadful
#24854solemn
#26052horrific
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#27379vile
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#29587marvellous
#29891appalling
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#30945wretched
#30977hideous
#31123wondrous
#37348horrid
#38864horrendous
#38914cowardly
#38945unworthy
#39885horrifying
#40529grievous
#45237unspeakable
#46824surly
#47706despicable
#48820slimy
#50274atrocious
#51404abominable
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How to use frightful in a sentence?

  1. Sydney Smith:

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

  2. Barbara Blair:

    The new law is preposterous, mentally and emotionally ill individuals should be removed from the streets, involuntarily if necessary.They should be placed in high-quality settings, institutional settings if necessary, where they get the shelter, food and care they need.Having drug addicts, a frightful condition, freely injecting drugs and passing out in public is not tenable.

  3. Lujan Grisham:

    The spread of this virus in McKinley County is frightful, and it shows that physical distancing has not occurred and is not occurring. The virus is running amok there. It must be stopped, and stricter measures are necessary.

  4. Hannah More:

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

  5. Boileau:

    Gold gives the appearance of beauty even to ugliness; but everything becomes frightful with poverty.


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