Definitions

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  • adj. dreadful
  • adv. With dread.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dreadful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dreadful.

Etymologies

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dread +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Yes, my road is dark and dreadly, but I got to travel on down that way

    Elmore James Lyrics

  • And this, I crave strangely that you to understand; for it was so to me that I had a quiet and great respect for that thing; and did feel no hatred; yet was very dreadly in fear of it.

    The Night Land: Chapter 7

  • And my heart was wondrous proud and wondrous humble, so that I was in the same moment upraised and to feel dreadly unworthy.

    The Night Land: Chapter 12

  • Of these races, some are wholly indifferent to man, some benign to him, and some dreadly hostile.

    A Strange Story — Volume 08

  • if chiur brudder is dreadly scare of spiders .. and you are of normal mind .. as opposed to freakish dr. giggle that type ..

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  • "Ha! ha!" laughed a shrill and shrieking voice, which contrasted dreadly with the accents of the soft Tuscan, in which the wild words were strung -- "who comes here with garments dyed in blood?

    Ernest Maltravers — Volume 09

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