Frightful and Hideous


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

Hideous is a synonym for frightful in terrible topic. In some cases you can use "Hideous" instead an adjective "Frightful", when it comes to topics like horrible, offensive, horrendous, ghastly. popular alternative
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
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Hideous adjective – Causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment.
Usage example: the hideous way in which she treated her maid after she discovered her ring was missing

Frightful is a synonym for hideous in terrible topic. You can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Hideous", if it concerns topics such as horrific, grotesque, dreadful, horrendous. popular alternative
Nearby Words: hide, hideously
Synonyms for Hideous

Things that words describes

appearance frightful appearance hideous appearance
form frightful form hideous form
death frightful death hideous death
face frightful face hideous face
Other nouns: corpse, aliens.
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