Simple Definition of frightful
: causing fear
: very bad or shocking
: very strong
Examples of frightful in a sentence
As he fell, he let out a frightful scream.
a frightful illness that causes extreme pain
The children made a frightful mess of the kitchen.
Many critics have expressed shock at the song's frightful lyrics.
First Known Use of frightful
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