Dreadful and Shocking


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

Shocking is a synonym for dreadful in horrible topic. In some cases you can use "Shocking" instead an adjective "Dreadful", when it comes to topics like property, good, outrageous, terrible. popular alternative
Nearby Words: dread, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading
Synonyms for Dreadful


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Shocking adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: the shocking appearance of a shark just a few yards off shore

Dreadful is a synonym for shocking in appalling topic. You can use "Dreadful" instead the word "Shocking" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as property, good, outrageous, terrible. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shock, shocked, shockingly, shocker
Synonyms for Shocking

Things that words describes

manner dreadful manner shocking manner
time dreadful time shocking time
example dreadful example shocking example
story dreadful story shocking story
Other nouns: sight, results, ways, scenes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Pirate Girl Charlotte de Berry is a (probably fictional) female pirate captain who stars in Edward Lloyd's History of the Pirates, a "penny dreadful" or "penny blood" - cheap stories with a fairly gory or shocking theme written to entertain the masses.
    Source: Pirate Girl
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