dreadful


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dread·ful

 (drĕd′fəl)
adj.
1. Extremely bad, unpleasant, or distasteful: dreadful prose; this dreadful heat.
2. Inspiring dread; terrible: dreadful noises; a dreadful tragedy.

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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The panels had closed on this dreadful vision, but light had not returned to the saloon: all was silence and darkness within the Nautilus.
It is the other part of your offence, therefore, upon which I intend to admonish you, I mean the violation of your chastity;--a crime, however lightly it may be treated by debauched persons, very heinous in itself, and very dreadful in its consequences.
One night there was a dreadful storm; it thundered and lightened and the rain streamed down in torrents.
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.
For my part I could better spare that dreadful woman at number three with her short skirts and her snake.
You know Harold came here six weeks ago, to get up his French for those dreadful examinations that he has to pass so soon.
The judge of the Prerogative Court might have fallen in love with her, to see her fold her little hands and hold them up, begging and praying me not to be dreadful any more.
I looked on myself as lost, and that I had nothing to think of but of going out of the world, and that with the utmost infamy: the hellish noise, the roaring, swearing, and clamour, the stench and nastiness, and all the dreadful crowd of afflicting things that I saw there, joined together to make the place seem an emblem of hell itself, and a kind of an entrance into it.
What dreadful thing has happened, or is going to happen?
That little glow of self-satisfaction, that added measure of self-confidence, were to lead me on that very night to the most dreadful experience of my life, ending with a shock which turns my heart sick when I think of it.
How dreadful if she really wished to remain near him
Then above the clang and clamor of dreadful battle we hear the mournful dirge of minstrels wailing o'er the dead.