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Definition of Dreadful

Dreadful

  1. Full of dread or terror; fearful.
  2. Inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm.
  3. Inspiring awe or reverence; awful.

Dreadful Quotations

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Albert Camus

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson

Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
Major Taylor
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Dreadful Translations

dreadful in Dutch is ijselijk, schrikaanjagend
dreadful in French is terrible
dreadful in Italian is atroce
dreadful in Latin is horrendus
dreadful in Norwegian is fryktelig
dreadful in Spanish is espantoso, terrible