frightful ADJECTIVE 1) very unpleasant, serious, or shocking. 2) informal terrible; awful.
DERIVATIVES frightfully adverb frightfulness noun.

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  • Frightfully — Fright ful*ly, adv. In a frightful manner; to a frightful dagree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frightfully — adverb a) In a frightful manner. It all went frightfully quickly. b) Very, extremely …   Wiktionary

  • frightfully — fright|ful|ly [ˈfraıtfəli] adv BrE old fashioned very ▪ I m frightfully sorry about the delay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frightfully — UK [ˈfraɪtf(ə)lɪ] / US adverb British informal old fashioned extremely I really am frightfully sorry …   English dictionary

  • frightfully — [ˈfraɪtf(ə)li] adv informal old fashioned extremely I really am frightfully sorry.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • frightfully — adverb see frightful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frightfully — See frightful. * * * …   Universalium

  • frightfully — Synonyms and related words: abominably, agonizingly, alarmingly, amazingly, appallingly, astoundingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitterly, blatantly, brashly, confoundedly, cruelly, damnably, deadly, deathly, deucedly, disconcertingly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • frightfully — fright|ful|ly [ fraıtfli ] adverb MAINLY BRITISH INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED extremely …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frightfully — fright·ful·ly || fraɪtfÊŠlɪ adv. very much, dreadfully; in a terrible manner, horribly …   English contemporary dictionary

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