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adverb as in awfully

adverb as in very

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Example Sentences

It was a dreadfully warm 80 degrees, the winter air so thick that the concrete was sweating along with me.

“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.

His course managed to be both dreadfully dull and appallingly difficult, with few light moments.

We did the scene at the beginning of the film and we were dreadfully embarrassed.

Still, an 11-month campaign is dreadfully long, and the unforeseen could always happen.

They saw it as behaving dreadfully or behaving with transcendent virtue.

A team that was already depressed over its dreadfully dismal season now must mourn the loss of its very popular owner.

A germ flies from a stagnant pool, and the laughing child, its mother's darling, dies dreadfully of diphtheria.

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.

His thoughts grew dreadfully confused, and his confidence in himself began to fade.

An Irish officer had the misfortune to be dreadfully wounded in one of the late battles in Holland.

The old man became dreadfully angry, you may guess, and began to scold and curse in German.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dreadfully, such as: disturbingly, horribly, shockingly, terribly, dismally, and appallingly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.