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adjective dreadful pronunciation in British English /ˈdredf(ə)l/
  1. 1
    very unpleasant

    dreadful news

    The journey was dreadful.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] used for emphasizing how bad something is

    It's a dreadful shame that you can't go.

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