Associations to the word «Dreadful»

Wiktionary

DREADFUL, adjective. Causing dread; very bad.
DREADFUL, noun. A shocking or sensational crime.
DREADFUL, noun. A shocking or sensational report of a crime.

Dictionary definition

DREADFUL, adjective. 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".
DREADFUL, adjective. 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".
DREADFUL, adjective. Very unpleasant.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras