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affrightful (comparative more affrightful, superlative most affrightful)

  1. (obsolete) frightful
    • 1624, John Donne, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions[1]:
      [] so when he awakes from sleep, and says to himself, "Shall I be no otherwise when I am dead, than I was even now when I was asleep?" he may be ashamed of his waking dreams, and of his melancholy fancying out a horrid and an affrightful figure of that death which is so like sleep.