Definition of frightfully in English:



  • [as submodifier] Very (used for emphasis)

    ‘it was frightfully hot’
    ‘I'm frightfully sorry’
    • ‘They're pretty funny, and frightfully accurate… they also seem a little mean-spirited.’
    • ‘My muscles are still frightfully sore, but they are looser then yesterday.’
    • ‘Everyone thought that was frightfully romantic!’
    • ‘The number of people who decided whether or not our song would be played was frightfully small.’
    • ‘Because we're frightfully busy here at the office, all I can give you now is reassurance that the lady and I are okay, a little bruised and sore, but okay.’
    very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely
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