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dreadful

  

      adj  
1    extremely disagreeable, shocking, or bad  
what a dreadful play     
2    (intensifier)  
this is a dreadful waste of time     
3    causing dread; terrifying  
4    Archaic   inspiring awe  
  dreadfulness      n  


penny-dreadful  
      n   pl   , -fuls     (Brit)  
informal   a cheap, often lurid or sensational book or magazine  
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dreadful

  
  
abysmal, alarming, appalling, atrocious, awful, dire, distressing, fearful, formidable, frightful, from hell     (informal)   ghastly, godawful     (slang)   grievous, hellacious     (U.S. slang)   hideous, horrendous, horrible, monstrous, shocking, terrible, tragic, tremendous  

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