HyperDic: dreadful

English > 3 senses of the word dreadful:
ADJECTIVEalldreadful, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
alldreadful, atrocious, abominable, awful, painful, terrible, unspeakableexceptionally bad or displeasing
alldreadfulextremely disagreeable and unpleasant
dreadful > pronunciation
Soundsdreh'dfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > dreadful: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Example "a dreadful storm"
Synonymsawful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible
Adverbsdreadfullyof a dreadful kind
English > dreadful: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexceptionally bad or displeasing.
Example "dreadful manners"
Synonymsatrocious, abominable, awful, painful, terrible, unspeakable
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishabominable, atroz, espantoso, horrendo, horrible, horripilante, horroroso, terrible, tremendo
Catalanabominable, atroç, espantós, horrible, hòrrid, horripilant, horrorós, terrible, tremend
Nounsdreadfulnessa quality of extreme / extreme unpleasantness
Adverbsdreadfullyin a dreadful manner
English > dreadful: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExtremely disagreeable and unpleasant.
Example"don't go out, the weather is dreadful"
Broaderdisagreeablenot to your liking
Spanishatroz, espantoso, terrible
Catalanterrible
Nounsdreadfulnessa quality of extreme / extreme unpleasantness

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