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.

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