dreadful definition

  • adjective:
    • Inspiring dread; awful.
    • acutely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking: dreadful dining table manners; this terrible heat.
    • Causing dread; bad.
    • saturated in dread or horror; scared.
    • Inspiring fear; impressing great concern; afraid; bad.
    • Inspiring awe or reverence; terrible.
    • really unpleasant
    • causing anxiety or fear or terror
    • remarkably bad or displeasing
  • noun:
    • A shocking or sensational criminal activity.
    • A shocking or sensational report of a crime.
    • what is fearful or bad: utilized only into the phrases penny dreadful, shilling dreadful, to denote a tale of vulgar sensationalism offered at a tiny price, or an inexpensive sensational paper or periodical.
  • others:
    • I. filled with dread or anxiety.
    • Full of respect, honor, or veneration.
    • Exciting or attended by great fear, worry, or horror; awful; solid; direful: as, a dreadful storm; a dreadful invasion.
    • Awful; venerable; awe-inspiring.
    • Synonyms Fearful, Frightful, etc. (identify awful); terrific, horrible, horrid, dire, direful, tremendous.

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