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“frightful” in British English

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frightfuladjective

uk /ˈfraɪt.fəl/ us /ˈfraɪt.fəl/ old-fashioned informal

(Definition of “frightful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“frightful” in American English

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frightfuladjective

us /ˈfrɑɪt·fəl/

great or extreme:

The weather is just too frightful to go out.

shocking or extremely unpleasant:

People sometimes do frightful things to their pets.

(Definition of “frightful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)