Dreadful synonyms and antonyms

drĕd'fəl

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(Informal) Excessive; extreme:
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Exceedingly great; usually applied intensively.
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Hideous; dreadful:
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Worthy of respect or honor.
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The definition of ghastly is something repellent, horrible, frightful, ugly, macabre or sickly.
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Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
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Terrible; greatly feared.
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Not pleasant; offensive; disagreeable
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(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
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Causing fear, dread or terror
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That cannot be spoken
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(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
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Of, relating to, or designed for attack:
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Giving pleasure; pleasant; agreeable; gratifying
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Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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(Dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Unpleasant to taste
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Unrelenting or uncompromising:
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Distressing or offensive to the ear; horrible.
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(Informal) Very bad, ugly, shocking, unpleasant, etc.
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Causing horror or dread
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Causing revulsion; disgusting; repulsive; offensive; loathsome
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Highly offensive to good taste, propriety, etc.; extremely revolting
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Extremely formidable:
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Having the elements of tragedy; involving death, grief, or destruction:
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The definition of pleasant is someone or something that is agreeable, enjoyable or likable.
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Admirable or very good; excellent or splendid:
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Having received a warm welcome.
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Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
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Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
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Easily scared; very timid.
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The definition of painful is something that causes pain, that hurts or that is annoying.
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Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
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The definition of atrocious is something evil, cruel or absolutely horrible.
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Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. [first attested around 1150 to 1350]
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