Definition Of dreadful
causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious.
there's been a dreadful accident
Example Of dreadful
A dreadful mismatch and a very poor advertisement for the women's game, it was hardly that different to 95% of men's fights these days.
At first the family thought the fire must have been some dreadful accident.
At worst, it could have led to a dreadful accident in which not only animals, but also people could have been killed.
At worst, the dreadful suffering they cause is not their own.
‘As far as their understanding would go they would see it as possibly disgraceful and downright dreadful behaviour,’ he said.