awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terribleadjective
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"
atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakableadjective
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"
A shocking or sensational crime.
A shocking or sensational report of a crime.
Causing dread; bad.
Etymology: From dredful, dredeful, equivalent to.
full of dread or terror; fearful
inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm
inspiring awe or reverence; awful
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Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3528
Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Adjectives Frequency: #777
The numerical value of dreadful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of dreadful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
It's one thing to see this destruction on TV or on social networks. Another thing is to see it all with your own eyes. That's a lot more shocking, what you saw in Irpin is definitely dreadful. But it is even worse to just imagine what is happening in the settlements that are still under temporary occupation in the east.
It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
The names of the pubs stank. The names of the pubs were dreadful, (They) sounded like cheap 1990s wine bars. We really worked on the names of the pubs (from a published list of names from the 1850s).
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Translations for dreadful
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- ужасен, страшенBulgarian
- furchtbar, schrecklichGerman
- terrible, affreux, redoutableFrench
- sgriosailScottish Gaelic
- hóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- terrível, temível, amedrontador, horrível, pavorosoPortuguese
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