Frightful

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LampPro Tip 1/3
Severity ScalePlay
Use 'frightful' to describe something much worse than unpleasant or bad. SlideShe lived through a frightful ordeal during the storm.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Not For PeoplePlay
Avoid using 'frightful' for people unless you mean to be very rude or humorous. SlideHe told a frightful joke that offended everyone.
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Amplify DiscomfortPlay
'Frightful' suggests a strong discomfort or dreadful feeling about a situation. SlideThe room was in a frightful state after the party.