effroyable / effrayant

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by analect, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. analect Senior Member

    English - United States
    Je comprends que "effroyable" et "effrayant" sont très similaire, mais est-il quelque différence subtile entre eux? Merci!
     
  2. Garoubet Senior Member

    Montreal
    French - France, Quebec
  3. Oddmania

    Oddmania Senior Member

    France
    French
    Effrayant est à rapprocher de frayeur → frightening.
    Effroyable est à rapprocher d'effroi → horrifying, dreadful.
     
  4. analect Senior Member

    English - United States
    Ah! Merci, Oddmania. Vous l'avez clarifié beaucoup.
     
  5. analect Senior Member

    English - United States
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  6. petit1 Senior Member

    français - France
    For me "effroyable" qualifies the result of something.
    Un accident effroyable.
     

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