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Female just horrible (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

frightful

Here is my best explanation:

'horrible' is the definition.

('frightful' can be a synonym of 'horrible')

'female just' is the subsidiary indication.

'female' becomes 'f' (abbreviation).

'just' becomes 'rightful' ('rightful' can be similar in meaning to 'just').

'f'+'rightful'='frightful'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for frightful that I've seen before include "alarm", "savage", "Terrible, awful", "ugly", "nasty", "ghastly", "Appalling", "horrible", "Awful" and "very bad".)

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