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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “dreadful”

dreadful

adjective     /ˈdred.fəl/
very bad, of very low quality, or shocking and very sad
可怕的;糟糕的;惊人的
The food was bad and the service was dreadful.
食物很差劲,服务也很糟糕。
I was beginning to think I'd made a dreadful mistake.
我开始觉得自己犯了个大错误。
The news report was so dreadful that I just had to switch it off.
那个新闻报道太可怕了,我只好关上电视机不看了。
Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of dreadful adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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