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dread•ful



Pronunciation: (dred'ful), [key]
adj.
1. causing great dread, fear, or terror; terrible: a dreadful storm.
2. inspiring awe or reverence.
3. extremely bad, unpleasant, or ugly: dreadful cooking; a dreadful hat.

n. Brit.
1. See penny dreadful.
2. a periodical given to highly sensational matter.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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