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adjective as in horrible, offensive, or shocking

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On the other hand, there were also monstrous and frightful jötnar – like the giant wolf Fenrir and the humongous serpent Jormungand.

When the weather outside is frightful, sometimes the only solution is to make the mood scarier with a spooky movie.

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Other properties aim to appeal to travelers by promoting safe indoor activities when the weather outside is frightful.

However frightful Nader found it, the concept intrigued him that “convergence” could be found among disparate groups.

All these frightful trends are already emerging—and they will accelerate every day that the diplomatic wrangling continues.

When the weather outside is frightful, board a plane and head to Florida.

Today, it's worlds away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time.

She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.

The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.

But, though defeated, he showed his spirit by keeping up a frightful barking.

Most of the young fellows around here are in the Army, and the older men are frightful old fossils.

Till lately they have died in a proportion frightful compared with their numbers.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to frightful, such as: awful, calamitous, dreadful, ghastly, hideous, and horrible.

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