frightfully


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Related to frightfully: neatly, unawares

fright·ful

 (frīt′fəl)
adj.
1. Causing disgust or shock; horrifying.
2. Causing fright; terrifying.
3. Informal
a. Excessive; extreme: a frightful liar.
b. Disagreeable; distressing: frightful weather.

fright′ful·ly adv.
fright′ful·ness n.

frightfully

(ˈfraɪtfəlɪ)
adv
(intensifier): I'm frightfully glad.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.frightfully - used as intensifiers; "terribly interesting"; "I'm awful sorry"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Translations
بِفَزَع، بِرُعْب، بِفَظاعَه
strašně
forfærdeligtfrygteligt
mjög

frightfully

(o.f.) [ˈfraɪtfəlɪ] ADV (Brit) → terriblemente, tremendamente
it's frightfully hardes terriblemente difícil
it's frightfully goodes la mar de bueno
I'm frightfully sorrylo siento muchísimo, lo siento en el alma

frightfully

adv (inf)schrecklich, furchtbar; she did frightfully well at school (dated)sie war in der Schule unheimlich gut (inf)

frightfully

[ˈfraɪtfəlɪ] adv (fam) (late, cold) → terribilmente, spaventosamente
it was frightfully good of her → è stato estremamente gentile da parte sua
I'm frightfully sorry → mi dispiace moltissimo

fright

(frait) noun
1. a sudden fear. the noise gave me a terrible fright.
2. a person who looks ridiculous. She looks a fright in those clothes.
stage frightstageˈfrighten verb
to make (someone) afraid. She was frightened by a large dog.
ˈfrightened adjective
ˈfrightful adjective
1. terrible or frightening. I had a frightful experience.
2. very bad. He is a frightful liar.
ˈfrightening adjective
ˈfrightfully adverb
very. He's frightfully clever.
take fright
to become frightened usually suddenly and quickly. She took fright and ran away.
References in classic literature ?
As mysteriously, as frightfully, and as cordially as that midnight clock- bell speaketh it to me, which hath experienced more than one man:
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive.
When the young wrens heard that, they were frightfully angry, and screamed:
Like the jed who had brought me, he was frightfully scarred, and also decorated with the breastplate of human skulls and dried dead hands which seemed to mark all the greater warriors among the Warhoons, as well as to indicate their awful ferocity, which greatly transcends even that of the Tharks.
He did it with such an air, he was so frightfully DISTINGUE [imposingly distinguished], that she was too fascinated to cry out.
It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing known for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.
The ship was listing frightfully to starboard, rendering the port boats useless, while half the starboard boats had been demolished by the explosion.
Then he got most frightfully excited and rushed down again to wake the Doctor up.
Of course there is no guaranteeing (this is my comment) that it will not be, for instance, frightfully dull then (for what will one have to do when everything will be calculated and tabulated), but on the other hand everything will be extraordinarily rational.
The beast was growling frightfully, and then upon the startled ears of the Belgian, broke a similar savage growl from the lips of the man rushing upon the beast.
We were not fighters like them; we were cunning and cowardly, and it was because of our cunning and cowardice, and our inordinate capacity for fear, that we survived in that frightfully hostile environment of the Younger World.
They had not time to question each other before the hissing became frightfully intense, and suddenly there appeared to their dazzled eyes an enormous meteor, ignited by the rapidity of its course and its friction through the atmospheric strata.