Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious,
Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious
there's been a dreadful accident
the weather was dreadful
Used to emphasize the degree to which something is the case, esp. something regarded with sadness or disapproval
you're a dreadful flirt
(of a person or their feelings) Troubled
I feel dreadful—I hate myself
(of a person or their appearance) Feeling or looking ill
she looked dreadful and she was struggling for breath
awful: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous ...
atrocious: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
(dreadfully) of a dreadful kind; "there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
(dreadfully) dismally: in a dreadful manner; "as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed"
A shocking or sensational crime; A shocking or sensational report of a crime; Causing dread; bad
very. "Oh, her dress is dreadfully pretty."
Very, a lot, exceedingly. "He's just got a dreadful amount of money."