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Definition of dreadfully:

  1. In a dreadful manner; terribly.


terribly, mighty, atrociously, horribly, dismally, greatly, rottenly, awful, extremely, abominably, exceptionally, big, exceedingly, abysmally, very, most, extra, notably, eminently, frightfully, drearily, highly, awfully.

Usage examples:

  • You frightened me dreadfully!

    - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  • I know he must be dreadfully hurt, for he wouldn’ t speak to us after he fell.

    - "The Corner House Girls on Palm Island", Grace Brooks Hill Thelma Gooch.
  • I shall miss you dreadfully, though."

    - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.