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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

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Jane Austen

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

People were already beginning to forget, what horrible suffering the war had brought them. I did not want to cause fear and panic, but to let people know how dreadful war is and so to stimulate people's powers of resistance.
Otto Dix

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