Thesaurus > Related Words: dreadful

  Words related to dreadful

Related / Similar Words: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible, atrocious, abominable, painful, unspeakable

 

Definition:
  • causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; ";
  • exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room";
  • very unpleasant;

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