frightfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frightfulness - the quality of being frightful
awfulness, dreadfulness, horridness, terribleness - a quality of extreme unpleasantness
ghastliness, grimness, gruesomeness, luridness - the quality of being ghastly
Translations

frightfulness

[ˈfraɪtfʊlnɪs] Nhorror m

frightfulness

n (inf)Schrecklichkeit f, → Furchtbarkeit f

frightfulness

[ˈfraɪtfʊlnɪs] n (of crime) → atrocità f inv
References in classic literature ?
She could only stand there, away from the window, looking out at the sheets of water running down the panes and shivering with the frightfulness and savageness of it all.
The overturned and shattered furniture of the room, the brown pools of dried blood upon the floor, and prints of bloody hands on walls and woodwork evidenced something of the frightfulness of the battle that had been waged within the narrow confines of the apartment.
I think we were all more or less shaken by the frightfulness of the tragedy--until Olson remarked that the balance of power now rested where it belonged.
No, I was not afraid to die; in fact, I prayed for death, that I might be relieved of the frightfulness of the interval of life which remained to me--the waiting, the awful waiting, for that fearsome beast to reach me and to strike.