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Adjective
Extremely disagreeable or shocking
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“At first the family thought the fire must have been some dreadful accident.”
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Extremely disagreeable
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“The majority are prepared to take this moral holiday but it won't look good in the history books and it sure as hell looks dreadful from this end of the planet.”
Adjective
Used to emphasize the degree to which something is the case, especially something regarded with sadness or disapproval
“Six weeks on from the dreadful mistake which has left Miss Innes in a coma, her friends and family are awaiting the outcome of the hospital's own internal investigation and inquiries by the family lawyer.”
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Extreme in degree, power, or effect
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“The dreadful heat of the desert.”
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Having no exceptions or restrictions
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“… made a dreadful mess of his first marriage.”
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Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Characteristic of great strength or forcefulness
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Pale from illness or fatigue
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Severe
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