|1.||[ adverb ] of a dreadful kind|
"there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
|Related terms:||awful atrocious dreadful awful atrocious|
|2.||[ adverb ] in a dreadful manner|
"as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed"
|Related terms:||atrocious atrocious|