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dread·ful

dreadful

 
pronunciation:
dred fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: producing great fear, horror, or awe; dread.
We could see the dreadful storm approaching.She still had dreadful thoughts that her violent ex-husband would return.This dreadful attack killed and injured over a hundred people.
synonyms:
awesome, fearful, fearsome, formidable, frightful, ghastly, horrid, horrifying, terrifying
antonyms:
heavenly
similar words:
dire, horrendous, horrible, tremendous
definition 2: terribly bad or unpleasant.
The film was so dreadful I wanted my money back.There was a dreadful smell of something rotting.
synonyms:
awful, ghastly, horrid, terrible
antonyms:
agreeable, average, marvelous, pleasant
similar words:
abysmal, almighty, foul, horrendous, horrible, lousy, miserable
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derivations: dreadfully (adv.), dreadfulness (n.)
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