/ (ˈfraɪtfəlɪ) /

  1. (intensifier): I'm frightfully glad

Words Nearby frightfully

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How to use frightfully in a sentence

  • Additionally, the hotel is only open from December through Easter – a period of time when the weather in Lech is frightfully cold.

  • On both occasions he received rousing ovations, and he seemed cheered by the applause, though he looked frightfully gaunt.

    Apple’s Brain Drain | Dan Lyons | June 15, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • He was naturally frightfully upset about it, and a regular panic sprang up in the neighbourhood.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The news caused general concern throughout the house, and Ethne was frightfully upset.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • (Looking from one to the other) Has anything else frightfully exciting happened to you since lunch?

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • When I entered his room at nine on the following morning he was frightfully pale, but seemed calm.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
  • Large drops of perspiration stood on Jacob Worse's nose, as he lay back in his chair, with his mouth open, snoring frightfully.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland