Definition of frightful


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • frightful is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 19 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • frightful is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 21 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of frightful

  • provoking horror (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a frightful crime of decapitation

    Synonyms

    1. atrocious
    2. horrible
    3. horrifying
    4. ugly

  • extremely distressing (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a frightful mistake

    Synonyms

    1. fearful

  • extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact (adjective)

    Examples

    1. in a frightful hurry
    2. spent a frightful amount of money

    Synonyms

    1. awful
    2. terrible
    3. tremendous

See definition of frightful in Merriam Webster