dreadfully dreadfully  /d ˈrɛd fə li/


  1. (adv) of a dreadful kind
  2. (adv) in a dreadful manner



  1. Four months ago, the third assassination attempt this year left him dreadfully wounded.
  2. Having more than weathered the dreadfully bad 2008, Subaru officials aren't planning on lowering sales this year.
  3. She brings a fearless commitment to all her movies, big and small, entertaining or dreadfully daunting; she'll try anything and make it work.


  1. Morning Report: Shogun opens as slight underdog to Sonnen; Belfort says Mousasi needs to 'prove himself'

    The past few days may have been dreadfully slow in mixed martial arts, but we'll be singing a different tune this time next week. One way or another, something remarkable is going to happen on Saturday. Either the greatest fighter in the history of the sport will add another notch to his already legendary belt, or a 29-year-old prodigy from Long Island will shock the world and reshape the ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Local motor notes: Heart scare for veteran Grass Valley racer

    Claire Holdaway knew something was dreadfully wrong. Her husband, Jack Holdaway, wouldn't have pulled off into pit lane at Monterey's Laguna Seca Raceway and hit the tire wall less than a lap into the race if he wasn't experiencing an emergency.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Sacramento Bee

  3. Our Share Price Is Undervalued: DS Smith CEO

    Miles Roberts, CEO of DS Smith, tells CNBC that he thinks the company is priced 'dreadfully cheap' by the markets.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. Adams said his constituents in Belfast's Catholic west side "suffered dreadfully under British military rule in the recent conflict."
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Gerry Adams Source: FOXNews

  2. Mr Cable added: "The government seems to have mishandled this dreadfully. We have a combination now of being taken in for what's little better than a confidence trick, primarily in order to help the government to save face and I think they will be...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Vince Cable Source: Manchester Evening News

  3. "The shameful truth is that we are not poised to do this transition right," Rockefeller said in a statement. "We are only weeks away from doing it dreadfully wrong -- and leaving consumers with the consequences."
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: John D Rockefeller Source: Times of the Internet

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