What does dreadful mean?

Definitions for dreadful
ˈdrɛd fəldread·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    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"

  2. atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable(adj)

    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"

  3. dreadful(adj)

    very unpleasant

Wiktionary

  1. dreadful(Noun)

    A shocking or sensational crime.

    Etymology: From dredful, dredeful, equivalent to .

  2. dreadful(Noun)

    A shocking or sensational report of a crime.

    Etymology: From dredful, dredeful, equivalent to .

  3. dreadful(Adjective)

    Causing dread; bad.

    Etymology: From dredful, dredeful, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dreadful(adj)

    full of dread or terror; fearful

  2. Dreadful(adj)

    inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm

  3. Dreadful(adj)

    inspiring awe or reverence; awful

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3528

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Adjectives Frequency: #777

How to pronounce dreadful?

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How to say dreadful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreadful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreadful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dreadful in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    If you keep on gazing into an empty bottomless darkness, there's a good chance that darkness will gaze back at you at some point. So, stay away from that dreadful Darkness, and always take a high road on the illuminated path that leads to brilliant bright Light and Enlightenment.

  2. Polybius:

    There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.

  3. Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan:

    It is too early to know the full extent of this dreadful accident. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the deceased and those who have been injured.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

  5. Sophocles:

    How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong

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