[frahyt-fuh l] /ˈfraɪt fəl/
such as to cause ; dreadful, terrible, or alarming:
A frightful howl woke us.
horrible, shocking, or revolting:
The storm did frightful damage.
Informal. unpleasant; disagreeable:
We had a frightful time.
Informal. very great; extreme:
That actor is very talented but a frightful ham.
(intensifier): I’m frightfully glad
very alarming, distressing, or horrifying
unpleasant, annoying, or extreme: a frightful hurry
mid-13c., “timid;” c.1600 “alarming;” from fright + -ful. In common with most -ful adjectives, it once had both an active and passive sense. Meaning “dreadful, horrible, shocking” (often hyperbolic) is attested from c.1700; Johnson noted it as “a cant word among women for anything unpleasing.” Related: Frightfully.
- Fright mail
noun phrase Mail designed to resemble official government documents inorder tofool the receiver into opening it: You threw out today’s fright mail, scanned a magalog, then picked up some trash cash (1990s+)
noun 1. a wig of wild, unruly hair, especially hair projecting outward in all directions, as worn by some clowns and comedians to give a comic effect of extreme fright or excitement. noun 1.
[frij-id] /ˈfrɪdʒ ɪd/ adjective 1. very cold in temperature: a frigid climate. 2. without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: a frigid reaction to the suggested law. 3. stiff or formal: a welcome that was polite but frigid. 4. 5. unemotional or unimaginative; lacking passion, sympathy, or sensitivity: a correct, but frigid presentation. /ˈfrɪdʒɪd/ […]
[frij-i-dair] /ˌfrɪdʒ ɪˈdɛər/ Trademark. 1. a brand of electric refrigerator.