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dread·ful·ly

 (drĕd′fə-lē)
adv.
1. In a dreadful manner: The team played dreadfully. The wind was blowing dreadfully.
2. Extremely; very: was dreadfully ill; a dreadfully boring book; dreadfully exciting.
3. To a great extent; very much: We miss her dreadfully.

dreadfully

(ˈdrɛdfʊlɪ)
adv
1. in a shocking, or disagreeable manner
2. (intensifier): you're dreadfully kind.

dread•ful•ly

(ˈdrɛd fə li)

adv.
1. in a dreadful way.
2. very; extremely: so dreadfully embarrassed.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dreadfully - of a dreadful kind; "there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
2.dreadfully - 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"

dreadfully

dreadfully

adverb
To a high degree:
Informal: awful.
Chiefly Regional: mighty.
Translations
جدا، بصورةٍ مُخيفَه
hrozněpříšerně
forfærdeligtfrygteligt
borzasztóanfélelmetesenijesztőenirtóirtózatosan
hræîilega, einstaklega

dreadfully

[ˈdredfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= very) [boring] → mortalmente; [late, difficult] → increíblemente, muy
I'm dreadfully sorrylo siento muchísimo
I felt something was dreadfully wrongsentía que había pasado algo horrible
2. (= very much) [suffer] → muchísimo, lo indecible; [hurt] → a rabiar
I miss Janet dreadfullyecho muchísimo de menos a Janet
3. (= badly) [behave, treat, sing] → muy mal, espantosamente, fatal (Sp)

dreadfully

[ˈdrɛdfʊli] adv
(= very badly) [behave, treat] → très mal
(= very) [ill, worried] → affreusement
(= very much) [miss] → terriblement

dreadfully

advschrecklich; behave alsofurchtbar; to treat somebody dreadfullyjdn scheußlich behandeln; something was dreadfully wrongetwas stimmte ganz und gar nicht

dreadfully

[ˈdrɛdflɪ] advterribilmente
I'm dreadfully sorry → sono terribilmente spiacente

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.
References in classic literature ?
Your hands are bigger than mine, and you will stretch my glove dreadfully," began Meg, whose gloves were a tender point with her.
But these nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing.
Munroe--I always forget that man's real name in this dreadfully familiar country--well, he's coming to escort us, and take me, I suppose--that is, if Kearney takes Jessie.
She scowls dreadfully, reason or none, out of pure ugliness of temper.
Yes, it's just as I thought, he's a terrible bedfellow; he's been in a fight, got dreadfully cut, and here he is, just from the surgeon.
Well, when the dark shut down, in the rugged hills, that poor little chap had been tearing around in the saddle all day, and I noticed by the slack knee-pressure that she was tired and tottery, and I got dreadfully afraid; but every time I tried to slow down and let her go to sleep, so I could stop, she hurried me up again; and so, sure enough, at last over she went!
I can be dreadfully rough on a person when the mood takes me.
You see "tomb" and "good" do not sound well together but I wanted to say "tomb" dreadfully and as serrafim are always "good" I couldn't take that out.
It rained dreadfully hard for half an hour while we were at breakfast.
Marianne, now looking dreadfully white, and unable to stand, sunk into her chair, and Elinor, expecting every moment to see her faint, tried to screen her from the observation of others, while reviving her with lavender water.
John gambles dreadfully, and always loses--poor boy
It was a Testament, in lean type, and smelling dreadfully musty: a fly-leaf bore the inscription -