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Adjective: dreadful  dred-ful
  1. Causing fear, dread or terror
    "a dreadful storm";
    - awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
  2. Exceptionally bad or displeasing
    "dreadful manners";
    - atrocious, abominable, awful, painful, terrible, unspeakable, horrible
  3. Extremely disagreeable and unpleasant
    "don't go out, the weather is dreadful"

See also: alarming, bad, disagreeable