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.
Marcolina and I were frightfully hungry, but of course we have waited dinner for you.
What a frightfully clever person you are, James—a regular detective!
O, Bobbie, I do hate hurting you, and I do like you so frightfully much!
I must stab the beautiful dream of a noble youth, but even this—frightfully painful for me as it is—I do for you.
I am frightfully, dreadfully sorry, but it does not make the least difference to me.
It made me frightfully angry when Mother told me, but still I'm glad for I know what line to take now.
I was afraid of the storm, and yet I was fearfully, frightfully glad of it.
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.