One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a dreadful accident’
terrible, frightful, horrible, grim, awful, dire
frightening, terrifying, horrifying, alarming
distressing, shocking, appalling, harrowing
ghastly, fearful, hideous, horrendous, monstrous, unspeakable, gruesome, tragic, calamitous, grievous, grisly
2‘that dreadful woman’
unpleasant, disagreeable, nasty
frightful, shocking, awful, abysmal, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, wretched, very bad, lamentable, repugnant, odious
poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory, distasteful
informal hopeless, pathetic, useless, woeful, crummy, rotten, sorry, third-rate, lousy, ropy, God-awful, poxy, not up to snuff, the pits, from hell
British informal duff, chronic, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
3‘you're a dreadful flirt’
inordinate, immoderate, unrestrained
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