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.
Recent Examples of frightful from the Web
This has deepened & hardened differences between herself & the Chief; differences which threaten frightful repercussions on domestic & wider questions.
But Chatwood has also thrown three of the worst, including two losses to the Padres and a frightful outing against the Dodgers in mid-May.
Yismaw’s mind is neither on anthropology, nor on his frightful experiences in his native country.
Some of Gannaway's children recalled the frightful incident to KCCI.
Then there are the other members of the Frightful Five — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft — which are also spending heavily on the intelligent future.
For those who were relieved by this, Comey’s firing should be a frightful awakening from complacency.
Earnhardt knows that the frightful moments of bouncing around in a stock car are everlasting.
When the weather outside is frightful, nothing warms you up like adorable animals playing in the snow.
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First Known Use of frightful
FRIGHTFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frightful for English Language Learners
: causing fear
: very bad or shocking
: very strong
FRIGHTFUL Defined for Kids
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