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Synonyms for dreadful

Synonyms for (adjective) dreadful

Synonyms: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible Definition: causing fear or dread or terror Usage: 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; a fearful howling; horrendous explosions shook the city; a terrible curse

Similar words: alarming Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

Synonyms: abominable, atrocious, awful, unspeakable, painful, terrible, dreadful Definition: exceptionally bad or displeasing Usage: atrocious taste; abominable workmanship; an awful voice; dreadful manners; a painful performance; terrible handwriting; an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: dreadful Definition: very unpleasant

Similar words: unpleasant Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors