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dreadfully

adverb
 
 
/ˈdredfəli/
VERY mainly UK formal very: I'm dreadfully sorry.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
VERY BADLY very badly: The children behaved dreadfully.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
Translations of “dreadfully”
in Korean 끔찍하게, 몹시…
in Arabic بِشَكْل مُرَوِّع, شَديد…
in Portuguese terrivelmente, muito…
in Catalan espantosament, molt…
in Japanese ひどく, 大変, 非常に…
in Italian terribilmente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕地, 非常糟糕…
in Russian ужасно…
in Turkish korkunç şekilde, çok, çok berbat şekilde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕地, 非常糟糕…
in Polish okropnie…
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