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1. dreadful

adjective. ['ˈdrɛdfəl'] causing fear or dread or terror.

Synonyms

  • fearsome
  • terrible
  • frightening
  • dreaded
  • direful
  • fearful
  • dread
  • alarming
  • dire
  • horrific
  • awful

Antonyms

  • ordinary
  • mild
  • courage
  • brave

Etymology

  • dredful (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Dreadful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

How do you pronounce dreadful?

Pronounce dreadful as ˈdrɛdfəl.

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Sentences with dreadful


1. Adjective
Summer, on the other hand, also can be quite dreadful.

Quotes about dreadful


1. My mum was a wonderful mother. She died, aged 80, of Alzheimer's disease, which was dreadful to watch. I remember she said to me: 'Believe in yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.' I'm sure a lot of my success is due to her words of advice.
- Bonnie Tyler

2. Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- John Donne

3. There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
- Gautama Buddha

2. dreadful

adjective. ['ˈdrɛdfəl'] exceptionally bad or displeasing.

Synonyms

  • bad
  • atrocious
  • unspeakable
  • abominable
  • painful
  • awful

Antonyms

  • unafraid
  • noble
  • bold
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • dredful (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. dreadful

adjective. ['ˈdrɛdfəl'] very unpleasant.

Antonyms

  • noncritical

Etymology

  • dredful (Middle English (1100-1500))
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