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Definitions of dreadful:

part of speech: adjective

( orig.) Full of dread: producing great fear or awe: terrible.

part of speech: adjective

Fearful; terrible; full of fear or awe; arousing fear or awe; as, a dreadful disaster.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adjective

Inspiring dread; terrible.

part of speech: adverb


Usage examples for dreadful:

  • Oh, it was too dreadful "Kitty Trenire", Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • " It is all very dreadful said the countess. "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope
  • Oh, it's dreadful times! "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  • But it is not so very dreadful to say it, is it, since, you love me? "Beggars on Horseback", F. Tennyson Jesse
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