Synonyms of dreadful in English:

dreadful


See definition of dreadful

adjective

1‘a dreadful accident’

SYNONYMS

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

archaic terrific

ANTONYMS

mild

2‘that dreadful woman’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

pleasant, agreeable

3‘you're a dreadful flirt’

SYNONYMS

outrageous, shocking

inordinate, immoderate, unrestrained

great, tremendous