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Meaning of dreadful

dread•ful

Pronunciation: (dred'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing great dread, fear, or terror; terrible: a dreadful storm.
  2. inspiring awe or reverence.
  3. extremely bad, unpleasant, or ugly: dreadful cooking; a dreadful hat.
—n.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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