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"
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"
A shocking or sensational crime.
A shocking or sensational report of a crime.
Causing dread; bad.
Origin: 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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3528
Rank popularity for the word 'dreadful' in Adjectives Frequency: #777
How to say dreadful in sign language?
The numerical value of dreadful in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of dreadful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of dreadful in a Sentence
Ignorance is a dangerous and dreadful disease.
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong
How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be When there's no help in truth
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Translations for dreadful
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- страшен, ужасенBulgarian
- schrecklich, furchtbarGerman
- redoutable, terrible, affreuxFrench
- sgriosailScottish Gaelic
- hóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- pavoroso, horrível, amedrontador, temível, terrívelPortuguese
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