Bad and Dreadfully


Bad adverb - In an unsatisfactory way.
Usage example: you didn't do too bad on the treadmill test

Dreadfully and bad are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Dreadfully" instead an adverb "Bad".

Nearby Words: badly, badness


Dreadfully adverb - Of a dreadful kind.
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Synonyms for Dreadfully

Bad and dreadfully are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Bad" instead an adverb "Dreadfully".

Nearby Words: dreadful, dread, dreading

Mutual synonyms

Both words in one sentence

  • Gordon Gordon Wyatt: So now I'll be putting good things into people instead of taking bad things out, which I admit sounds dreadfully Freudian, but Sigmund's been largely discredited anyway, so to hell with him.
  • The four brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are not villainous — the book has No Antagonist — but are all dreadfully Spoiled Brats with obnoxious personalities and bad habits.
  • Series / Dollhouse The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: To say the show uses this trope a lot would be to understate dreadfully.
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