Dread and Frightful


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Dread adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: every ship on the Spanish Main was terrified of running into the dread pirate

Frightful is a synonym for dread in terrible topic. In some cases you can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Dread", when it comes to topics like dreadful, horrible, awful, frightening.
Nearby Words: dreadful, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading, dreader
Synonyms for Dread


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Frightful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a frightful sound emanated from somewhere deep within the forest

Dread is a synonym for frightful in terrible topic. You can use "Dread" instead the word "Frightful" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as dreadful.
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
Synonyms for Frightful

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Both words in one sentence

  • Film / The Terminator Drone of Dread: A frightful metallic-sounding droning theme plays as the Terminator prepares to shoot Sarah Connor in the night club.
  • Film / Monster Brawl Igora: Like one who on a lonely road doth walk in fear and dread, and having wants of turning around walks on, and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread: Frankenstein!
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