dreadfully
adverb see dreadful I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dreadfully — [dred′fəl ē] adv. 1. in a dreadful manner 2. Informal very; extremely [dreadfully tired] …   English World dictionary

  • Dreadfully — Dread ful*ly, adv. In a dreadful manner; terribly. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dreadfully — [[t]dre̱dfʊli[/t]] ADV: ADV adj, ADV after v (emphasis) You use dreadfully to emphasize the degree or intensity of something, especially something bad or unpleasant. [INFORMAL] → See also dreadful He looks dreadfully ill... His mother must be… …   English dictionary

  • dreadfully — dread|ful|ly [ˈdredfəli] adv 1.) extremely or very much ▪ They re dreadfully busy at the moment. ▪ Would you mind dreadfully if I didn t come? 2.) very badly ▪ The team played dreadfully …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dreadfully — adjective especially BrE 1 (+ adj/adv) extremely: They re dreadfully busy at the moment. 2 very badly: The team played dreadfully. 3 very much: Would you mind dreadfully if I didn t come? …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dreadfully — /dred feuh lee/, adv. 1. in a dreadful way: The pain has increased dreadfully. 2. very; extremely: Sorry to be so dreadfully late. [1275 1325; ME. See DREADFUL, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dreadfully — adv. Dreadfully is used with these adjectives: ↑dull, ↑sorry, ↑wrong Dreadfully is used with these verbs: ↑miss …   Collocations dictionary

  • dreadfully — dread|ful|ly [ dredfəli ] adverb 1. ) extremely: John felt dreadfully tired. 2. ) very severely: His head ached dreadfully …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dreadfully — UK [ˈdredf(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈdredfəlɪ] adverb 1) extremely John felt dreadfully tired. 2) very severely His head ached dreadfully …   English dictionary

  • dreadfully — dread•ful•ly [[t]ˈdrɛd fə li[/t]] adv. 1) cvb in a dreadful way 2) cvb very; extremely: so dreadfully embarrassed[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325 …   From formal English to slang

  • dreadfully — dreadful ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely bad or serious. 2) used for emphasis: a dreadful flirt. DERIVATIVES dreadfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

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