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Is there a difference :
Effroyable – appalling, terrible, dreadful
affreux – dreadful, awful
ecourant – sickening, sickly, disgusting
But difficult to explain..... because all theses words aare often used in wrong terms.
So here are the first meanings :
écoeurant = when there are nasty smells, or pictures which make feel like vomiting. It's used for something shocking too.
affreux = the most general. Is used for a crime, for the weather, for a dress, ...
épouvantable : is used for huge disasters.
Effroyable = for something that scares people. huge scares. for huge disaster too.