Dreadful and Scary


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Dreadful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a dreadful hurricane

Scary is a synonym for dreadful in fear topic. In some cases you can use "Scary" instead an adjective "Dreadful".
Nearby Words: dread, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading
Synonyms for Dreadful


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Scary adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a scary movie that gave the child nightmares for weeks afterwards

Dreadful is a synonym for scary in fear topic. Sometimes you can use "Dreadful" instead the word "Scary" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: scare, scar, scared, scaring
Synonyms for Scary

Things that words describes

manner dreadful manner scary manner
stuff dreadful stuff scary stuff
place dreadful place scary place
time dreadful time scary time
Other nouns: example, story, music, movie, eyes, stories, scenes, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Firefly Some of her flashbacks are really dreadful and scary.
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