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dreadful

adjective uk   us   /ˈdred.fəl/ mainly UK
B2 very bad, of very low quality, or shocking and very sad: The food was bad and the service was dreadful. I was beginning to think I'd made a dreadful mistake. The news report was so dreadful that I just had to switch it off.
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in Korean 끔찍한…
in Arabic مُرَوِّع…
in Portuguese medonho, horrível, pavoroso…
in Catalan espantós…
in Japanese ひどい…
in Italian tremendo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可怕的, 糟糕的, 驚人的…
in Russian ужасный, страшный…
in Turkish berbat, korkunç, müthiş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可怕的, 糟糕的, 惊人的…
in Polish okropny, straszny…
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