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Other properties aim to appeal to travelers by promoting safe indoor activities when the weather outside is frightful.
WHY SOME SEASONAL HOTELS ACROSS THE U.S. ARE STAYING OPEN YEAR-ROUNDMOLLY O'BRIENJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
But, though defeated, he showed his spirit by keeping up a frightful barking.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
Most of the young fellows around here are in the Army, and the older men are frightful old fossils.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
Till lately they have died in a proportion frightful compared with their numbers.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Lise, who is more or less in years, in trying to render a young woman ridiculous, has changed so much as to become frightful.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
No doubt a considerable number of species of animals and plants perished before this frightful invasion.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
The Indian Ocean, meanwhile, swarmed with pirates of whose rapacity and cruelty frightful stories were told.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
A great part of this region is an arid and frightful desert; but the more favored portions are extremely fertile.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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WORDS RELATED TO FRIGHTFUL

  • agitating
  • appalling
  • awesome
  • awful
  • deafening
  • disquieting
  • dreadful
  • enormous
  • excessive
  • extreme
  • fearful
  • fierce
  • formidable
  • frightful
  • gigantic
  • great
  • harsh
  • horrible
  • horrific
  • huge
  • immense
  • large
  • monstrous
  • severe
  • shocking
  • terrible
  • thunderous
  • tremendous
  • upsetting
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