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See definition of frightfulness on Dictionary.com
  • as inatrociousness
  • as inmonstrosity
  • as inugliness

synonyms for frightfulness

  • atrocity
  • awfulness
  • dreadfulness
  • ghastliness
  • gruesomeness
  • horridness
  • monstrosity
  • rankness
  • repulsiveness
  • egregiousness
  • flagrance
  • flagrancy
  • flagrantness
  • unpleasantness
  • foulness
  • horridness
  • odiousness
  • wickedness
  • monstrousness
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How to use frightfulness in a sentence

A Vile feature of German "frightfulness" is this: that she mixes poison with her prisoners' rations.
RAEMAEKERS' CARTOONSLOUIS RAEMAEKERS
But all this is mere swagger and "frightfulness," an attempt to make themselves look terrible and frighten the bourgeois.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
But Christopher had seemed neither to resent the frightfulness nor to care about the moral or spiritual consequences.
THE GAY COCKADETEMPLE BAILEY
It was a frightful crusade; yet who was to blame for it but the Germans and their own self-advertised frightfulness?
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
Having got closer to immensity than their fellow-creatures, they saw at once its beauty and its frightfulness.
TWO ON A TOWERTHOMAS HARDY
People stood aghast at this new form of German "frightfulness."
THE CHILDRENS' STORY OF THE WAR, VOLUME 4 (OF 10)JAMES EDWARD PARROTT
Like so many more of the inhabitants, he had fallen a victim to German frightfulness.
IN THE LINE OF BATTLEVARIOUS
The man who was so bad that he was scared of himself must have been the original exemplar of the frightfulness doctrine.
THE GLORY OF THE COMINGIRVIN S. COBB
The frightfulness of the thought struck me speechless for a time—then I saw how false an impression my silence was conveying.
MUGBY JUNCTIONCHARLES DICKENS
The way, then, of ending what is called 'frightfulness' is by a complete victory over it.
OUR PART IN THE GREAT WARARTHUR GLEASON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FRIGHTFULNESS

  • atrocity
  • awfulness
  • dreadfulness
  • egregiousness
  • flagrance
  • flagrancy
  • flagrantness
  • frightfulness
  • ghastliness
  • gruesomeness
  • horridness
  • monstrosity
  • rankness
  • repulsiveness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.