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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

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

Sixty felt like a big landmark. Not in a dreadful sense, but none of the other birthdays have bothered me. It's got labels on it - OAP, retirement - and I just wanted to take stock. I wanted to be in my greenhouse at home and at least give myself the opportunity of not working again.
Julie Walters

I used to have quite long hair, and I decided that I wanted to get it cut. I'd never met the person who did it, and she cut it into some kind of dreadful mullet. It looked like a triangle on my head. The other kids were merciless.
Jonathan Stroud

I cannot but be grieved to go from my native land, and especially from that part of it for whom and with whom I desired only to live; yet the dreadful apprehensions I have of what is coming upon this land may help to make me submissive to this providence, though more bitter.
Donald Cargill

I mean to say, this is the book and I really loathe it and I can't imagine what a nice Jewish boy like me ever, how I ever got into this dreadful trade.
Al Alvarez
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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
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