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Use 'dreadful' to describe something extremely unpleasant, shocking, or frightening. SlideAfter the accident, the scene was simply dreadful.
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'Dreadful' suggests a very strong negative emotion, more than just 'bad' or 'unpleasant'. SlideHer injury was dreadful, leaving everyone stunned.
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'Dreadful' is often used to emphasize the seriousness of a situation or event. SlideThe news reported a dreadful epidemic spreading rapidly.