frightfulness frightfulness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being frightful

Usage(s):

  • Scientists do not feel that science is responsible for the frightfulness of modern war.

Quotes

  1. "So far as air strategy was concerned," adds British historian AJP Taylor, "the British outdid German frightfulness first in theory, later in practice, and a nation which claimed to be fighting for a moral cause gloried in the extent of its...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: AJP Taylor Source: Yahoo! News

  2. Clement Attlee, the dominions secretary and future Labour prime minister, said he believed it unwise "to enter into competition in frightfulness with the Germans".
    on Jan 1, 2006 By: Clement Attlee Source: guardian.co.uk

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