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dread·ful

 (drĕd′fəl)
adj.
1. Inspiring dread; terrible.
2. Extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking: dreadful table manners; this dreadful heat.

dread′ful·ly adv.
dread′ful·ness n.

dreadful

(ˈdrɛdfʊl)
adj
1. extremely disagreeable, shocking, or bad: what a dreadful play.
2. (intensifier): this is a dreadful waste of time.
3. causing dread; terrifying
4. archaic inspiring awe
ˈdreadfulness n

dread•ful

(ˈdrɛd fəl)

adj.
1. causing great dread, fear, or terror; terrible: a dreadful storm.
2. inspiring awe or reverence.
3. extremely bad, unpleasant, or ugly: a dreadful scandal.
[1175–1225]
dread′ful•ness, n.

Dreadful

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dreadful - causing fear or dread or terrordreadful - 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 explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
2.dreadful - exceptionally bad or displeasingdreadful - 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"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
3.dreadful - very unpleasant
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

dreadful

adjective
1. terrible, shocking, awful, alarming, distressing, appalling, tragic, horrible, formidable, fearful, dire, horrendous, hideous, monstrous, from hell (informal), grievous, atrocious, frightful, godawful (slang), hellacious (U.S. slang) They told us the dreadful news.
2. serious, terrible, awful, appalling, horrendous, monstrous, unspeakable, abysmal We've made a dreadful mistake
3. awful, terrible, ghastly, grim, horrendous, frightful, godawful (slang), like death warmed up (informal) I feel absolutely dreadful

dreadful

adjective
Translations
مُخيف، مُرْعِبمُرَوِّعمُريع، مُزْعِج جدا، سَيِّء
děsnýhroznýpříšernýstrašlivýstrašný
forfærdeligfrygteligskrækkelig
kauhea
grozan
hræîileguróòolandi; óòekkur
恐ろしい
몹시 싫은
slabstrašen
förskräcklig
น่าสะพรึงกลัว
tồi tệ

dreadful

[ˈdredfʊl] ADJ [crime, sight, suffering] → espantoso; [news, accident, experience] → espantoso, terrible; [disease, person, noise] → terrible; [night, moment, place] → horrible; [book, film] → pésimo; [weather, conditions] → pésimo, fatal (Sp) ; [situation, mistake] → horroroso, terrible
how dreadful!¡qué horror!
he is a dreadful cowardes un cobarde asqueroso
a dreadful businessun asunto horroroso
I feel dreadful! (= ill) → ¡me encuentro muy mal!, ¡me encuentro fatal! (Sp) ; (= ashamed) → ¡qué vergüenza me da!, ¡qué pena me da! (LAm), me da muchísima vergüenza or (LAm) pena
I feel dreadful about forgetting his birthdayme siento fatal por haber olvidado su cumpleaños
to look dreadful (= ill) → tener mala cara; (= unattractive) [person] → estar horrible, tener una pinta horrorosa; [thing] → quedar horroroso
I look dreadful in this hatestoy horrible con este sombrero, tengo una pinta horrorosa con este sombrero
that brown wallpaper looks dreadfulese papel pintado marrón queda horroroso

dreadful

[ˈdrɛdfʊl] adj
[weather] → affreux/euse
The weather was dreadful → Il a fait un temps affreux.
[mistake] → terrible
a dreadful mistake → une terrible erreur
(= appalling) [news, situation] → terrible, affreux/euse
(= ill)
I feel dreadful → Je ne me sens vraiment pas bien.
You look dreadful → Tu as une mine affreuse.

dreadful

adjschrecklich, furchtbar; personschrecklich; weatherscheußlich, furchtbar; a dreadful businesseine schreckliche Angelegenheit; what a dreadful thing to happenwie entsetzlich or furchtbar, dass das passieren musste; to feel dreadful (= ill)sich elend fühlen; I feel dreadful (about it) (= mortified)es ist mir schrecklich peinlich; I feel dreadful about letting you downes ist mir schrecklich unangenehm, Sie im Stich zu lassen

dreadful

[ˈdrɛdfʊl] adj (crime, sight, suffering) → terribile, spaventoso/a; (weather) → tremendo/a
I feel dreadful! (ill) → mi sento uno straccio! (ashamed) → vorrei scomparire (dalla vergogna)!

dread

(dred) noun
great fear. She lives in dread of her child being drowned in the canal; His voice was husky with dread.
verb
to fear greatly. We were dreading his arrival.
ˈdreadful adjective
1. terrible. a dreadful accident.
2. very bad or annoying. What dreadful children!
ˈdreadfulness noun
ˈdreadfully adverb
extremely. dreadfully ill; dreadfully clever.

dreadful

مُرَوِّع příšerný skrækkelig fürchterlich απαίσιος espantoso kauhea abominable grozan terribile 恐ろしい 몹시 싫은 afschuwelijk skrekkelig straszny terrível ужасный förskräcklig น่าสะพรึงกลัว korkunç tồi tệ 可怕的
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I liked the things and the kisses, but it was dreadful to have you sit looking at me while I opened the bundles," said Beth, who was toasting her face and the bread for tea at the same time.
I will do something dreadful if I am not careful," she thought, and turning her face to the wall, began trying to force herself to face bravely the fact that many people must live and die alone, even in Winesburg.
Whenever she caught him slipping away from the cabin, she whipped him unmercifully, and told him what dreadful things old Mr.
Raising a shout of triumph, he sprang toward the defenseless Cora, sending his keen axe as the dreadful precursor of his approach.
A thousand dreadful apprehensions presented themselves to my view, and had undoubtedly disposed me to melancholy, if further indulged.
The truth was, however, that his fancy--reviving faster than his will and judgment, and always stronger than they--created shapes of loveliness that were symbolic of his native character, and now and then a stern and dreadful shape that typified his fate.
Dreadful as it was, she was conscious of a shelter in the presence of these thousand witnesses.
The case, I may mention, was that of an apparition in just such an old house as had gathered us for the occasion-- an appearance, of a dreadful kind, to a little boy sleeping in the room with his mother and waking her up in the terror of it; waking her not to dissipate his dread and soothe him to sleep again, but to encounter also, herself, before she had succeeded in doing so, the same sight that had shaken him.
Sir Oliver, though he was so gentle, was a fiery old fellow, and what he said was all so new to me, and so dreadful, that I found a bitter feeling toward men rise up in my mind that I never had before.
What dreadful thing has happened, or is going to happen?
We shall have no occasion to open the windows at allnot once the whole evening; and it is that dreadful habit of opening the windows, letting in cold air upon heated bodies, which (as you well know, sir) does the mischief.
Alone, she now struggled to sustain them, when the dreadful certainty of their bereavement was at last impressed on their minds.