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
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.
Formula 1 has long prided itself on its dedication to safety, and indeed the sport has seen drivers walk away from truly frightful crashes in recent years.
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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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