- In a dreadful manner.
- (dated) Exceptionally, eminently, very much.
- That restaurant seems dreadfully expensive.
- 1918 August, Katherine Mansfield [pseudonym; Kathleen Mansfield Murry], “Bliss”, in Bliss and Other Stories, London: Constable & Company, published 1920, OCLC 561951956, pages 135–136:
- “Here it is,” said Eddie. “‘Why Must it Always be Tomato Soup?’ It's so deeply true, don't you feel? Tomato soup is so dreadfully eternal.”
in a dreadful manner