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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “frightful”

frightful

adjective
 
 
/ˈfraɪt.fəl/ old-fashioned informal
used to emphasize what you are saying, especially how bad something is
(尤用于强调糟糕的程度)可怕的,讨厌的
He made a frightful mess in the kitchen.
他把厨房里弄得乱七八糟。
Of course the cleaning is a frightful bore.
清洁打扫的活儿当然是极其乏味的。
Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of frightful from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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