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.

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