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Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious,
  1. Causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious
    • - there's been a dreadful accident
  2. Extremely disagreeable
    • - the weather was dreadful
  3. Used to emphasize the degree to which something is the case, esp. something regarded with sadness or disapproval
    • - you're a dreadful flirt
  4. (of a person or their feelings) Troubled
    • - I feel dreadful—I hate myself
  5. (of a person or their appearance) Feeling or looking ill
    • - she looked dreadful and she was struggling for breath

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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"
  3. very unpleasant
  4. (dreadfully) of a dreadful kind; "there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
  5. (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"
  6. A shocking or sensational crime; A shocking or sensational report of a crime; Causing dread; bad
  7. very. "Oh, her dress is dreadfully pretty."
  8. Very, a lot, exceedingly.  "He's just got a dreadful amount of money."
  9. Exclamation denoting enthusiastic approval.