Link to this page adjective: 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 View More 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. View More 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. View More Related Sources Definition for "dreadful" Sentence for "dreadful" It would be dreadful, _ dreadful_, if… View More Quotes for "dreadful" "Revenge is barren of itself: it…" View More Synonym for "dreadful" Phrases for "dreadful" Equivalent for "dreadful" Form for "dreadful" Same Context for "dreadful"