Badly and Dreadfully


Badly adverb - In an unsatisfactory way.
Usage example: I'm afraid you performed quite badly in our last rehearsal

Dreadfully is a synonym for badly in awfully topic. In some cases you can use "Dreadfully" instead an adverb "Badly", when it comes to topics like terribly, horribly.

Nearby Word: bad


Dreadfully adverb - Of a dreadful kind.
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Synonyms for Dreadfully

Badly is a synonym for dreadfully in awfully topic. You can use "Badly" instead an adverb "Dreadfully", if it concerns topics such as terribly, extremely, horribly.

Nearby Words: dreadful, dread, dreading
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