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Dreadful vs. Drastic

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Dreadfuladjective

Full of something causing dread, whether

Drasticadjective

Having a strong or far-reaching effect; extreme, severe.

‘If our third attempt fails, we may need drastic ideas.’;

Dreadfuladjective

Genuinely horrific, awful, or alarming; dangerous, risky.

Drasticadjective

Acting rapidly or violently.

Dreadfuladjective

(hyperbolic) Unpleasant, awful, very bad (also used as an intensifier).

Drasticnoun

A powerful, fast-acting purgative medicine.

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Dreadfuladjective

(obsolete) Awesome, awe-inspiring, causing feelings of reverence.

Drasticadjective

Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; - opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives.

Dreadfuladjective

(obsolete) Full of dread, whether

Drasticadjective

forceful and extreme and rigorous;

‘drastic measures’;

Dreadfuladjective

Scared, afraid, frightened.

Dreadfuladjective

Timid, easily frightened.

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Dreadfuladjective

Reverential, full of pious awe.

Dreadfulnoun

A shocker: a report of a crime written in a provokingly lurid style.

Dreadfulnoun

A journal or broadsheet printing such reports.

Dreadfulnoun

A shocking or sensational crime.

Dreadfuladjective

Full of dread or terror; fearful.

Dreadfuladjective

Inspiring dread; impressing great fear; fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm.

‘For all things are less dreadful than they seem.’;

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Dreadfuladjective

Inspiring awe or reverence; awful.

Dreadfuladjective

causing fear or dread or terror;

‘the awful war’; ‘an awful risk’; ‘dire news’; ‘a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked’; ‘the dread presence of the headmaster’; ‘polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was’; ‘a dreadful storm’; ‘a fearful howling’; ‘horrendous explosions shook the city’; ‘a terrible curse’;

Dreadfuladjective

exceptionally bad or displeasing;

‘atrocious taste’; ‘abominable workmanship’; ‘an awful voice’; ‘dreadful manners’; ‘a painful performance’; ‘terrible handwriting’; ‘an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room’;

Dreadfuladjective

very unpleasant

Dreadfuladjective

causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious

‘there's been a dreadful accident’;

Dreadfuladjective

extremely disagreeable

‘the weather was dreadful’;

Dreadfuladjective

(of a person) unwell or troubled

‘I feel dreadful—I hate myself’; ‘she looked quite dreadful and she was struggling for breath’;

Dreadfuladjective

used to emphasize the degree to which something is the case, especially something regarded with sadness or disapproval

‘this was all a dreadful mistake’; ‘you're a dreadful flirt’;

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