frightfully

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

frightful +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

frightfully (comparative more frightfully, superlative most frightfully)

  1. In a frightful manner.
  2. Very, extremely.
    It all went frightfully quickly.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 199:
      "Really!" he said, collapsing into lassitude. "It's too frightfully hot for singing."