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Used for emphasis, especially of something bad
“My only fear is that it's so easy to laugh at politicians and their idiot supporters that you risk forgetting how evil and stupid they really are, allowing them to stumble their way into a frightful mess we all end up having to pay for.”
Very unpleasant, serious, or shocking
“Electromagnetic pollution, which has been described as a serious killer in the office, actually is not frightful at all, say experts.”
Extreme in degree, power, or effect
“… flew into a frightful fit of rage.”
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