Additionally, the hotel is only open from December through Easter – a period of time when the weather in Lech is frightfully cold.
They'll orate over him, and they'll get frightfully cross for a fortnight, and then they'll do nothing.
Sara was suffering so frightfully after his trip that he took his morphine.
What a frightfully clever person you are, James—a regular detective!
"It's frightfully against my conscience," faltered Loveday doubtfully.
I must stab the beautiful dream of a noble youth, but even this—frightfully painful for me as it is—I do for you.
frightfully roared the tempest, the boat could no longer be governed.
It made me frightfully angry when Mother told me, but still I'm glad for I know what line to take now.
My brother, you know, is very clever; oh yes, frightfully clever!'
I lived with her more than two years and she was frightfully strict about men.
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.