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1. Extremely bad, unpleasant, or distasteful: dreadful prose; this dreadful heat.
2. Inspiring dread; terrible: dreadful noises; a dreadful tragedy.

dread′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.dreadfulness - a quality of extreme unpleasantnessdreadfulness - a quality of extreme unpleasantness
unpleasantness - the quality of giving displeasure; "the recent unpleasantness of the weather"
frightfulness - the quality of being frightful
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(dred) noun
great fear. She lives in dread of her child being drowned in the canal; His voice was husky with dread.
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 ?
sneered the terrible one, with such dreadfulness of menace as to cause Whiskers and Fatty involuntarily to close their hands down on their cave-man's weapons.
Nor did the addition of nachos add much to Lynn's enjoyment of this cacophony of dreadfulness.
The utter dreadfulness of the death roll," said the Echo, "paralyses the imagination, and one can only fall back on a sense of deep sympathy for the victims and their bereaved relatives and friends.
IT'S A testament to the dreadfulness of their crime that the four December 16 rape- murder convicts are a hated lot in a jail that houses some of India's most notorious criminals.
NEIL LENNON knows he must cure Bolton of their dead-ball dreadfulness if they are to beat the drop.
The dreadfulness of the First World War produced some of the finest poetry in the English language - much of it written by men Guto's age or younger.
He gives the illusion of dreadfulness and great wickedness, but he actually doesn't do anything that every single child in the world and their parents have not done.
So, even though we outgrew the stasis in management and workers, we still all sit around a table sharing ideas, brainstorming and problem solving together but taking the next step seemed causing dreadfulness to them.
Once more we will see performers of varying degrees of dreadfulness going through their tedious routines, a good many of them seeking to win favour with the audiences and judges by all means of heart-tugging ruses.
Oh, it goes on and on, delving more deeply into dreadfulness than you might have thought possible.
In addition, the "degree of dreadfulness (as determined by such features as the scale of its effects and the degree to which it affects 'innocent' bystanders .
There was almost a relief that we found out about Chris hacking my computer and all that dreadfulness.