One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have a disheveled or grotesque appearance.
ugly sight, horrible sight, grotesque sight, eyesore, monstrosity, horror, frightful spectacleView synonyms
- ‘She realized she probably looked a fright in muddy breeches, and reached up to push a wisp of hair out of her eyes.’
- ‘She knew she would look a fright in the morning and could not even fix her hair as her bedchamber had no mirrors.’
- ‘He's green, foul-smelling, warty, impolite and looks a fright.’
- ‘No wonder you are trembling, I certainly look a fright.’
- ‘Yes, Cookie looks a fright in this picture - this is how messy she usually looks when she gets home from daycare.’
- ‘Playwright Benn Levy said flatly: ‘She looks a fright, her manner is objectionable, and she has no talent.’’
- ‘My face was pale, I looked a fright, and I was surprised at the tears that were in my eyes.’
- ‘She knew she looked a fright and was trying to lay low.’
- ‘And though my head hurts a bit and I'm sure I look a fright, I'm awake, and so happy.’
- ‘Needless to say, I must have looked a fright.’
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