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Definition of Frightful


  1. Full of fright; affrighted; frightened.
  2. Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance.

Frightful Quotations

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. - Francoise Sagan
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
Francoise Sagan

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
George Washington

There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Albert Camus

A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.
George Crabbe
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Frightful Translations

frightful in Italian is tremendo
frightful in Norwegian is skrekkelig
frightful in Spanish is horrible
frightful in Swedish is hemsk
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