Frightful and Terrible


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

Terrible is a synonym for frightful in awful topic. In some cases you can use "Terrible" instead an adjective "Frightful", when it comes to topics like good, fear, unpleasant, offensive. popular alternative
Nearby Words: frightening, frightened, fright, frightfully, frighted
Synonyms for Frightful


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Terrible adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a terrible nightmare that woke me up

Frightful is a synonym for terrible in good topic. You can use "Frightful" instead an adjective "Terrible", if it concerns topics such as fear, unpleasant, nasty, real. popular alternative
Nearby Words: terribly, terrify, terror
Synonyms for Terrible

Things that words describes

power frightful power terrible power
reputation frightful reputation terrible reputation
luck frightful luck terrible luck
death frightful death terrible death
Other nouns: curse.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong He's known as Ivan the Terrible in the English-speaking world, but the title is meant to convey ferocity or frightful majesty.
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