Definition of Frightfulness

1. Noun. The quality of being frightful.

Generic synonyms: Awfulness, Dreadfulness, Horridness, Terribleness
Specialized synonyms: Ghastliness, Grimness, Gruesomeness, Luridness
Derivative terms: Frightful, Frightful



Definition of Frightfulness

1. n. The quality of being frightful.

Definition of Frightfulness

1. Noun. The quality of being frightful. ¹

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Definition of Frightfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frightfulness

fright reaction
frighted
frighten
frighten away
frighten off
frightened
frightener
frighteners
frightening
frighteningly
frightens
frightful
frightfull
frightfuller
frightfully
frightfulness (current term)
frightfulnesses
frightihead
frighting
frightless
frightment
frights
frightsome
frighty
frigid zone
frigidaire
frigidaires
frigidaria
frigidarium

Literary usage of Frightfulness

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1. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
""frightfulness" was the word for the intensified submarine warfare, now to be undertaken by Germany in an effort to starve Britain into making peace. ..."

2. Germanism from Within by Alexander Duncan Mclaren (1916)
"It was just because I knew that Germany was a land of philosophers that I was not surprised at the " frightfulness." Many years' study of German history and ..."

3. The World in the Crucible: An Account of the Origins & Conduct of the Great War by Gilbert Parker (1915)
"The doctrine of frightfulness is not a new one, but its adoption by a civilized nation as a settled policy is wholly new. In old days it was the normal ..."

4. War Book of the University of Wisconsin: Papers on the Causes and Issues of by University of Wisconsin (1918)
"Their essence is frightfulness. The German soldier, like the soldier of every country represented at the Hague Conference of 1899, is supposed to receive ..."

5. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"frightfulness of these gigantic operations and over the burning Verdun will reappear the bow which is stretched above the clouds as a sign of the covenant, ..."

6. The United States in the World War by John Bach McMaster (1918)
"... the German war zone proclamation went into effect and the campaign of frightfulness on the sea opened at once. The Secretary of State, in his note, ..."

7. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"frightfulness on the sea. Methods of defense against submarines. Armed merchantmen. From the beginning of hostilities the Great War, in its last analysis, ..."

8. Out of Their Own Mouths: Utterances of German Rulers, Statesmen, Savants by William Roscoe Thayer (1917)
"Professional frightfulness (Neutral ships should be intimidated into remaining in their home ports, so that the British would be compelled to risk their own ..."

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