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dreadful
British English: /ˈdrɛdfʊl/
, /ˈdrɛdf(ə)l/
American English: /ˈdrɛdfəl/

Translation of dreadful in French:

adjective

  • 1 (unpleasant)
    (weather, person)
    affreux/-euse
    (emphatic) what a dreadful nuisance!
    quelle barbe! [informal]
    a dreadful mess/waste of time
    une pagaille/une perte de temps incroyable
    he made a dreadful fuss
    il a fait des histoires à n'en plus finir
    I had a dreadful time trying to convince him
    j'ai eu toutes les peines du monde à le convaincre
  • 4 (ill) to feel/look dreadful
    ne pas se sentir/ne pas avoir l'air bien du tout
  • 5 [literary] (inspiring fear)
    (foe, weapon)
    redoutable
  • 6 (embarrassed) to feel dreadful about something/about doing/about having done
    avoir honte de quelque chose/de faire/d'avoir fait
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