dreadfully

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Middle English dredfully, dradefullich, dredefullich; equivalent to dreadful +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹɛd.fʊl.i/
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AdverbEdit

dreadfully (comparative more dreadfully, superlative most dreadfully)

  1. In a dreadful manner.
  2. (dated) Exceptionally, eminently, very much.
    That restaurant seems dreadfully expensive.

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