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See definition of dreadfully on Dictionary.com
  • adv.awfully
  • adv.very

synonyms for dreadfully

  • disturbingly
  • horribly
  • shockingly
  • terribly
  • dismally
  • appallingly
  • badly
  • fearfully
  • tragically
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How to use dreadfully in a sentence

“Scuffling” is a word without contextual meaning — technically, it means fighting or walking in a shambling manner — but coaches and managers, seeking the balm of euphemism, apply it to players who are playing dreadfully.
GENE WEINGARTEN: TAKE ME OUT TO THE OLD. WORD. GAME.GENE WEINGARTENMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I told her I felt so dreadfully to think I had met the person I ought to have met four years ago, at the last minute, so.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
His thoughts grew dreadfully confused, and his confidence in himself began to fade.
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An Irish officer had the misfortune to be dreadfully wounded in one of the late battles in Holland.
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The old man became dreadfully angry, you may guess, and began to scold and curse in German.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
We lead a monotonous existence, and are dreadfully bored, but for this very reason my health is first-rate.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Now, it will be noticed that foreign seamen in general are dreadfully afraid of taking to the boat.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
"I'm beginning to get dreadfully worried," Betty confessed after an interval of staring out into the darkness.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
And then the topaz-shaded lights over the lamps—it's all so dreadfully wearing.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
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WORDS RELATED TO DREADFULLY

  • badly
  • dreadfully
  • excessively
  • extremely
  • greatly
  • hugely
  • immensely
  • indeed
  • much
  • quite
  • terribly
  • truly
  • very much
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.