Frightful and Horrible


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

Horrible is a synonym for frightful in terrible topic. In some cases you can use "Horrible" instead the word "Frightful" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like property, good, offensive, dreadful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
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Horrible adjective – Extremely disturbing or repellent.
Usage example: a horrible car accident that left eyewitnesses in a state of shock

Frightful is a synonym for horrible in terrible topic. You can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Horrible", if it concerns topics such as dreadful, property, good, unpleasant. informal substitute
Nearby Words: horrid, horror, horrify, horribly
Synonyms for Horrible

Things that words describes

luck frightful luck horrible luck
death frightful death horrible death
trauma frightful trauma horrible trauma
curse frightful curse horrible curse

Both words in one sentence

  • Child Soldiers The Horrible Histories book The Frightful First World War recounts a true story where an underage boy tries to join the British Army by lying about his age, but quickly caves in when he's called out on it by the Recruiting Sergeant.
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