[ US /ˈfɹaɪtfəɫi/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈa‍ɪtfəli/ ]
  1. used as intensifiers
    terribly interesting
    I'm awful sorry
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How To Use frightfully In A Sentence

  • To come suddenly, on turning a corner, upon a colossal warrior, deterrently uncouth and frightfully battle-clad, in the act of dispatching a fallen foe, is a sensation not instantly dispelled by the fact that he is made of flowers. The Soul of the Far East
  • Their outlook towards a venomous German attempt to do something "frightfully" nasty, is very similar to a large and powerful nurse dealing with a fractious child -- sort of: "Now, then, Master Frankie, you mustn't kick and scream like that. Bullets & Billets
  • She was frightfully noisy; she clarioned her hallelujah hymns at the top of her voice, regardless of what company might be in the house. From Place to Place
  • The number of people who decided whether or not our song would be played was frightfully small.
  • He was frightfully overpraised; how hard is it to be a travel writer? Times, Sunday Times
  • Playing a psychotic once again in Cape Fear in 1991, De Niro was frightfully convincing as the vengeful convict.
  • You never dream that you are making me frightfully unhappy.
  • They're pretty funny, and frightfully accurate… they also seem a little mean-spirited.
  • Was it intimidating stepping into this frightfully sophisticated world of aesthetes and orthorexics? Times, Sunday Times
  • That sense of celluloid sumptuousness is tangibly present in 2005's standalone Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent, which tells the story of "child genius" Hubert and his "frightfully, frightfully rich" parents, flighty socialites who own mansions in London and Milan and a "swankily swell house in New York". A life in books: Lauren Child
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