Today, it's worlds away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time.
All these frightful trends are already emerging—and they will accelerate every day that the diplomatic wrangling continues.
When the weather outside is frightful, board a plane and head to Florida.
In addition to his hideous appearance, he gave the most frightful shrieks as he dashed through the crowd.
This was a very odd and frightful sort of figure, as you may well believe.
A cloud spread over the skies with frightful rapidity and intercepted the setting sunbeams.
For about five minutes it was the most frightful scene I have ever witnessed.
It was a frightful monster, with a long body and vast wings like those a bat.
And if I obeyed, to what delightful discoveries or frightful dangers might it lead?
The moment was as horrible as that in which the bear had bawled his frightful rage.
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.