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English definition of “dreadfully”

dreadfully

adverb uk   /ˈdred.fəl.i/ us  

dreadfully adverb (BADLY)

extremely badly: She behaved dreadfully.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad

dreadfully adverb (VERY)

mainly UK extremely: He was dreadfully upset. I'm dreadfully sorry - I really am.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
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