Synonym of dreadful

Alternative for dreadful

Adjective

Extremely disagreeable or shocking
terrible awful shocking appalling frightful horrendous horrible alarming ghastly monstrous dire distressing fearful hideous grim horrifying tragic formidable frightening grievous gruesome terrific terrifying atrocious grisly unspeakable direful dread fearsome forbidding godawful grewsome hair-raising harrowing horrid horrific intimidating lurid macabre nightmare nightmarish redoubtable scary serious spine-chilling abysmal calamitous hellacious bad beastly creepy from hell frozen gnarly grody icky mean shameful shuddersome spooky vile wicked like death warmed up abominable loathsome disgusting revolting nasty abhorrent odious repulsive sickening unpleasant repugnant severe offensive repellent heinous grave disturbing chilling detestable daunting foul outrageous execrable worrying eerie petrifying upsetting sinister unnerving ominous dangerous cruel evil disagreeable obnoxious wretched insufferable menacing distasteful hateful nauseating egregious vicious morbid lousy gross ugly rotten dismal extreme gloomy inhuman disquieting unearthly objectionable obscene despicable excruciating woeful threatening savage grotesque deplorable painful traumatic hairy intolerable agonizing dismaying acute bloodcurdling contemptible parlous troublesome critical desperate miserable fierce lamentable harsh barbarous foreboding dark startling scaring unfortunate agonising baleful perturbing heavy intense unpalatable violent depressing catastrophic hellish hard brutal bitter diabolical very bad bleak disconcerting displeasing sick nauseous weird irksome noxious ghostly fiendish difficult loathly unbearable unacceptable disgustful scandalous troubling reprehensible unpropitious unsettling unutterable unwelcome indescribable perilous off-putting bestial brutish disheartening disastrous ghoulish tremendous great gory overwhelming tormenting nefarious awesome ferocious profound solemn harmful devastating ungodly sombre somber villainous inauspicious cataclysmic barbaric sick-making undesirable discomforting galling sad dreaded depraved torturous poor black stressful blood-curdling bloody deep devilish hurtful hostile flagitious enormous unforgivable unsavoury injurious hopeless awe-inspiring unfavorable unfavourable regrettable ruinous distressful unsavory unpleasing disgraceful spookish eldritch annoying exceptionable impossible spine-tingling very great unnatural sorry ruthless immoral murderous destructive cacodemonic merciless funereal abnormal unendurable blistering almighty doleful trying uncomfortable heartbreaking mighty huge repellant explosive exquisite keen heavy-duty vehement intensive furious cheerless base iniquitous God-awful inexcusable accursed precarious colossal yucky morose glum infernal extraordinary afflictive vexing irritating unsuitable adverse sinful beyond the pale gut-wrenching damnable worrisome drastic damaging nerve-racking crying fraught agitating terrorizing unsightly unreasonable satanic fulsome life-threatening black-hearted whopping stinking pressing noisome tough afflicting astounding infamous discomposing sepulchral terrorising discouraging bothersome exigent real bodeful detrimental rancid concerning uncanny dreary troublous eery strange imposing chronic facinorous rebarbative gut-churning unappealing cataclysmal feared unlovely inconvenient heartrending brooding sullen unlucky indefensible apocalyptic austere desolate mortal vexatious unhappy massive shadowy sadistic unkind disadvantageous mean-looking staggering right unsatisfactory gray grey unfriendly freaky heart-rending brute inexpedient inadmissible proper haunting demonic perverse unseemly fateful uncongenial inhospitable demoniacal urgent terribly bad demoniac Mephistophelian perverted crucial portentous bloodthirsty diabolic amoral inexpressible pathetic unhealthy hazardous wounding demanding fatal impressive grotty stark testing taxing cold irretrievable monumental unattractive misshapen excessive malignant frustrating powerful dislikable unholy supernatural callous peracute strong anguished animal gigantic tragical crippling preternatural sober unbelievable pitiless shady sorrowful baneful drab mirthless sanguinary unwanted heartless prodigious vast immense perplexing uncivilised uncivilized uninviting awkward ill-favored aberrant melancholic sanguine joyless comfortless low sore prurient unusual ill-boding inappropriate low-down ill-favoured depressive overpowering humourless humorless inordinate indecorous disappointing unreal deadly mortifying improper untoward yukky dodgy sedate melancholy humongous stupendous wanton inhumane butcherly truculent infelicitous unpromising striking degraded sour mega invidious mournful poignant death-obsessed inopportune insupportable maleficent nagging large unsuited ginormous whacking inapt oppressive exacting troubled ill-suited causing fear ill-fated whopping great whacking great not to be borne incorrigible bone-chilling Hadean untold risky sublime undescribable Kafkaesque pained dislikeable demoralizing lou Stygian blood-and-guts blood-and-thunder stony brackish catty impoverished oppressed discommoding beast flagrant nightmarey phantasmagorical much-feared irredeemable taboo poverty-stricken pulse-pounding censurable unwelcoming consequential pitiful dicey sharp pressured dispiriting climactic climacteric shivery shuddery crashing onerous thrilling opprobrious evil-looking afraid unpardonable abject inconceivable harassing unsocial ridiculous absurd unrelenting deathly racking torturing minatory doomy ill aggressive unapproachable pressuring browbeating bullying blood-stained pesky unforgiving gruelling arduous tiring scurvy unimaginable crushing unfit rude significant resolute doughty indomitable invincible commanding exciting breathtaking malformed freakish demoralising unstable punk ineffable raging wrenching fugly misproportioned reptilian glowering oppressing scowling bogging poison sobering unhandsome unbeautiful distorted homely unpretty miscreated teratoid mutant shapeless deformed uncomely valiant pessimistic malevolent huckery unwholesome preposterous irritable bewildering suggestive of evil beyond words undefinable gnawing untimely unbefitting unpopular disliked deeply distressing brave imminent courageous grueling piggish gluttonous swinish unclean feral boorish ferine carnal irrational coarse hair-curling cliff-hanging suspenseful demonian demonical Luciferian indescribably bad indescribably wicked beyond description indescribably evil unmentionable unthinkable infected ailing diseased mephitical aggravating revulsive unamusing distressed stunning sensational pernicious crummy unmanageable predictive prophetic revealing oracular hard-pressed tortured doubtful treacherous negative jeopardous rocky straitened dour discommodious full of hardship strained ill-omened messy unwished-for tactless unbecoming injudicious dispirited frenetic maniacal unhallowed crazed mad possessed graphic exaggerated like the back end of a bus as ugly as sin causing excitement sickly pathological unsound too horrible for words tenebrous intractable ungovernable recalcitrant unsought defective scorned unlikable shunned useless outcast loathed incommodious uninvited rejected antisocial deleterious melodramatic explicit saddening affecting uncool paralysing earth-shattering murky lugubrious drear dingy unseasonable cold-blooded remorseless annihilatory lethal devastative ravaging tearing soaring doom and gloom wayward moody irascible warped twisted much-dreaded a stinker of a a bummer of a corrupt for the birds unwished for damning eradicative annihilative faint mortuary haggard wraithlike anaemic dim deathlike corpselike anemic weak homicidal fell degenerate worthless maddening infuriating exasperating to be avoided out of place strictly for the birds desolating annihilating shattering paralyzing undue ill-advised ill-considered ill-timed trashy sensationalist extravagant overdramatized colourful unrestrained rubbishy imperative profligate unprincipled debased death-dealing all-powerful burning mysterious unconscionable late unheard of tasteless ribald cheap salacious kitschy pulp compelling contaminated faulty lewd untamed reprobate putrid insubordinate impure libidinous licentious indecent demoralised miscreant impious abandoned demoralized wild vital nail-biting heart-breaking nerve-wracking suggestive dirty filthy extremely bad clamant beyond bearing emergent shock-horror tacky vivid juicy importunate queer odd bizarre imperious yellow full-frontal mystifying far-out other-worldly necessitous important instant rum inscrutable off-color purple racy fiery raunchy salty colorful rough distinct garish occult flaky oddball numinous flakey uncouth mystic secret magic whacko magical supernal forlorn sizeable essential blue considerable extensive out of the ordinary decisive sudden titanic mammoth all-important thunderous life-and-death towering gargantuan very big giant cosmic humungous grand substantial jumbo unsupportable astronomic epic monster astronomical herculean super mountainous leviathan bumper unsurpassable unsufferable heavy-handed enough oceanic pharaonic walloping heroic hulking thumping heroical supersized too much last straw too much to bear a bit much past bearing gigantesque galactic whopper cosmical cyclopean planetary vasty supersize mondo elephantine thumping great super-duper king size Himalayan oversized king-sized great big king-size Brobdingnagian Herculean more than flesh and blood can stand more than one can stand

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Extremely disagreeable
awful nasty shocking odious repugnant abysmal disagreeable distasteful frightful unpleasant atrocious deplorable disgraceful inadequate lamentable poor wretched crummy hopeless inferior pathetic rotten sorry unsatisfactory useless woeful abhorrent abominable appalling chronic disgusting duff evil foul fulsome God-awful gross hideous horrendous horrible horrid loathsome lousy nauseating nauseous noisome noxious obnoxious obscene offensive pits poxy rancid repellant repellent repulsive revolting ropy scandalous sickening third-rate ugly very bad pants rubbish from hell not up to snuff a load of pants terrible vile objectionable detestable bad ghastly beastly yucky execrable hateful despicable disgustful contemptible heinous loathly wicked reprehensible unsavoury putrid unsavory icky gruesome stinking yucko unpalatable sick-making dire off-putting diabolical displeasing bogging monstrous shameful scurvy uninviting pitiful skanky distressing unspeakable miserable grotty base horrifying outrageous intolerable malodorous egregious dirty fetid pitiable mean dismal filthy hellacious godawful foetid vomitous grisly mephitic paltry insufferable sordid rank unpleasing stomach-turning stomach-churning iniquitous vomit-inducing gut-churning bitter sad annoying upsetting unwelcome hellish grievous festy rebarbative dishonourable grim smelly horrific damnable immoral opprobrious grubby stinky infamous beyond the pale villainous dishonorable niffy cruddy on the nose harsh unappetizing yukky vicious unacceptable olid uncongenial unlovely black grody evil-smelling foul-smelling nefarious substandard criminal ignominious dark laughable disreputable pongy whiffy lame cheap unforgivable funky scummy scabby disastrous miasmal sour sinful invidious flagitious irritating calamitous depressing sleazy heartbreaking acrid inexcusable abject squalid unfortunate sneaking ratty undesirable ignoble regrettable creepy cringe-making accursed vulgar very unpleasant unsightly unbearable tragic punk discreditable shabby pestilential unhappy wrong dislikeable poisonous unpardonable harrowing grungy exceptionable cursed low-down grimy unholy unfair ungodly dingy low alarming dreary bleak godforsaken macabre disheartening drab cheerless sucky embarrassing unprincipled unworthy gloomy sombre worthless joyless corrupt piteous heartrending unrighteous discouraging morose somber degrading unlawful unethical insupportable drear degenerate mournful uncomfortable comfortless emetic slimy dastardly polluted pesky painful sick smudged bedraggled stained mucky besmirched befouled smutty blackened sullied bemired dusty unclean uncleanly unsportsmanlike draggled muddy begrimed illegal soiled gut-wrenching dislikable perverse pestiferous poison bum beyond contempt tremendous grewsome lurid terrific nightmarish nightmare disappointing melancholy infuriating exasperating depraved infernal overwhelming desolate blameworthy excruciating hated disquieting dolorous biting cutting notorious rubbishy direful distressful fiendish devilish depressive indefensible troublesome inglorious traumatic shameless unnerving glum humiliating rueful forbidding glaring raunchy sullen solemn knavish reprobate afflictive hateable confounded unscrupulous shady shy unrespectable louche shoddy reeking off-color vexatious funereal disconcerting gnarly ornery doleful snide currish flagrant revulsive crying forlorn miscreant brackish unhealthy low-minded scungy yecchy flat weak unlikable tasteless galling caitiff heart-rending beneath contempt maddening extreme great inclement unattractive catty lewd malevolent spiteful grave abusive impertinent insolent discourteous mediocre tenth-rate catastrophic feeble senseless preposterous unjust loathed detested irksome sober satanic offending ridiculous unconscionable foolish downer bummer faulty improper reviled defective tainted diseased abominated execrated despised hairy brutal deficient repelling underhanded treacherous sinister scabrous sickly discomforting uncool tough unjustifiable censurable reeky drag bothersome pain malicious trashy garbage wanting low-grade strong high musty stenchy fusty harmful chunderous frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty pill heel malfeasant facinorous not much cop dismaying pigpen ripe hurtful deleterious pernicious injurious mischievous cut-rate under par low-quality less-than-stellar poor-quality second-class below par sub-par second-rate two-bit humourless humorless flavourless flavorless insipid yicky savorless squicky cloying surfeiting sleazeball scuzzy contradictory inconsistent hostile opposed incompatible adverse saddening serious very disgusting baneful unwholesome naughty good-for-nothing woozy rocky inimical averse antipathetic antagonistic low-life no-good below contempt dirty rotten unseemly deadly insalutary dangerous dispiriting poignant blasted unfriendly extrinsic counter against extraneous unconformable different opposite unfitted alien foreign eye-watering heart-breaking perverted ill-famed melancholic disconsolate demoralizing difficult sorrowful demoralising desperate backbiting maligning indecent vilifying traducing detractive untrue gossiping detracting in opposition ill-reputed questionable debased highly improper stupefying scary fearsome frightening curst freaking cussed darned cotton-picking danged doggoned durn durned dang doggone goddamned darn deuced mirthless dejecting dispirited oppressive crushing dolesome heartstopping disturbing terrifying perturbing red hot incompetent stunning astonishing bewildering unsettling intimidating startling amazing formidable agitating staggering fearful tragical blimming dissolute diabolic debauched redoubtable surprising moving agonizing discomposing agonising cold depressed coarse indigent impoverished sepulchral impure lachrymose derisible lugubrious plangent mortifying pensive heart-wrenching hair-raising degraded abandoned ineffectual ineffective spine-chilling inept incapable tear-jerking inproficient unproficient very poor no good unable to do something to save one's life unable to do something for toffee a dead loss

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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
intense fierce acute deep terrible heavy profound ferocious keen violent almighty vehement vicious furious blistering hard explosive excruciating hellacious frightful ghastly intensive exquisite fearsome fearful heavy-duty extreme severe strong agonizing searing powerful sharp burning unbearable piercing agonising insufferable harrowing concentrated torturous racking tormenting consuming harsh raging unendurable serious great grievous penetrating excessive cutting bitter forceful biting intolerable extraordinary stabbing heightened overpowering flaming awful shooting uncontrollable overwhelming potent punishing painful vigorous savage pounding frenzied very great passionate thorough major fervent drastic hellish total earnest energetic heartfelt oppressive intensified exceptional full tough ardent brutal vivid urgent strenuous wild close poignant fiery torrid thumping splitting shrill all-consuming hot marked wrenching grueling deep-seated stormy turbulent blustery heated tumultuous tempestuous stinging devastating gruelling forcible storming desperate volcanic durable industrial-strength sound heavyweight long-lasting pronounced diabolical onerous unstoppable transcending Spartan uncomfortable relentless sincere emotional wholehearted compelling fervid zealous abject enormous supreme impassioned eager fanatical heartrending high boiling baking scorching protracted unqualified deepest hearty significant undue diligent exaggerated feverish deep-rooted deeply felt sizzling roasting perfervid strained pungent critical torturing extremely painful mother of all sweltering blazing cyclonic gusty cut-throat warm-blooded killing inclement menacing boisterous volatile thundery squally bumpy thunderous windy howling tropical parching withering infuriating torturesome tearing toe-curling tedious embarrassing stultifying rending chastening cringe-making irritating unrelenting repressive grim grave typhonic blustering rough swirling choppy destructive resounding ungovernable inordinate exhaustive scalding rabid rampaging uncontrolled rampant intemperate riotous unrestrained caustic galling chaotic restless roaring rugged stormful uncurbed immoderate inflamed unchecked unbridled unmanageable unfettered emphatic complete blazing hot blistery baking hot broiling red-hot convulsive enraged ruinous peppery afflicting unsparing all-out in-depth detailed comprehensive concerted paroxysmal dynamic outrageous aroused coercive boiling hot very hot all-inclusive all-absorbing all-encompassing thoroughgoing painstaking demanding out of control full of force gale force distressing like a furnace peracute assiduous conscientious all-embracing meticulous scrupulous methodical minute sudden very bad finely tuned sedulous sweeping extensive searching high-pressure elaborate determined widespread resolute rigorous careful out-and-out persistent accelerated fast insistent speeded-up radical dramatic incredible indescribable prodigious tremendous remarkable unutterable impossible incommunicable gripping avid absorbing uncommunicable intriguing crushing devouring riveting fascinating interesting stiff inexpressible dangerous knifelike smarting brisk charged enthused passional melodramatic torrential stark titanic mighty powerhouse emotive overemotional sentimental all-pervading competitive rapid uninhibited gung ho hopped up spirited true blue hot-blooded entrenched devout true genuine dog-eat-dog honest enthusiastic hard-core intrenched unfeigned rooted rushing fast-flowing aggressive ruthless pointed annihilatory corrosive edacious voracious gluttonous insatiable stirring warm bona fide rousing inveterate raw unconcealed visceral primal undisguised incisive scathing settled acid tart engrossing impetuous undescribable forced intimidating strong-arm bullying sarcastic astringent acerbic mordant bred-in-the-bone confirmed telling forthright driving clear crisp acidulous explicit distinct effective blunt vitriolic hurtful unequivocal mordacious edgy enthralling acerb trenchant sardonic besetting compulsive preoccupying immersing obsessive involving arresting dominating engaging rapier-like razor-edged provocative intellectual stimulating thought-provoking intelligent razor-sharp exhausting sophisticated cultured highbrowed cultivated learned scholarly captivating literary classical highbrow intellective more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand more than flesh and blood can bear

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To an absolute degree
complete absolute total utter outright downright thorough unqualified categorical sheer pure unmitigated thoroughgoing consummate unadulterated unconditional perfect rank categoric definite stark profound arrant unalloyed fair simple clean plumb regular flat blooming dead deadly stone bodacious blank very crashing out-and-out all-out flat-out straight-out cotton-picking positive deep-dyed unequivocal entire real veritable whole right unrestricted extreme unreserved plain dyed-in-the-wool right-down unlimited full proper undiluted explicit through and through gross surpassing full-bore direct infernal wholesale clear ultimate certain in every respect supreme unambiguous comprehensive exhaustive final blatant undivided unmistakable unquestionable inveterate blasted overt solid indubitable unmodified blessed confounded full-scale no catch straight out undeniable undiminished patent firm emphatic unrestrained wholehearted unmixed naked express conclusive sure flagrant glaring clear-cut point-blank all out plenary full-on no ifs ands or buts unbounded apodictic straight prize maximum unvarnished intense utmost infinite limitless genuine mere resolute unstinting palpable decisive undisguised brazen uncompromising assured without reservations out and out unabridged obvious unremitting unbroken barefaced unconstrained open no strings no fine print actual determinate true-blue wide full-blown no holds barred unquestioning no kicker pronounced candid serious frank honest sincere bloody true blue unblemished everlasting double-dyed staring all-fired determined bald egregious insistent adamant fixed assertive single altogether quite unstinted transparent all capital decided nothing other than blunt optimum through-and-through shameless unregenerate huge peremptory wholesome uncorrupted unadorned resounding forthright definitive rightly so called stone-cold terminal concentrated monstrous atrocious notorious vile infamous austere relentless perpetual horrible eternal extraordinary unembellished no joke point blank rigid unabated specific severe untempered unmollified unbending unmoderated enduring steady steadfast abiding unfaltering never-failing no strings attached one hundred per cent oppressive paramount top nth max uttermost without reservation persistent unsoftened unalleviated in every way harsh grim unrelieved matchless conspicuous undisputed overarching uninterrupted inclusive totalitarian flawless excellent impeccable unsurpassable errant perfected chronic ideal finished peerless inimitable transcendent sweeping in-depth indisputable straightforward incontrovertible distinct manifest evident precise irrefutable incontestable true undoubted exact accurate convincing beyond question compelling authentic crystal clear unarguable irrefragable inarguable unchallengeable unanswerable beyond doubt lucid proven self-evident unassailable undisputable apparent undebatable well defined demonstrable unambivalent nonambiguous marked accomplished open-and-shut perspicuous concrete detailed factual authoritative clinching well-defined confirmed open and shut watertight striking straight from the shoulder broad univocal beyond dispute black-and-white guaranteed verifiable uninhibited bona fide valid bald-faced infallible established beyond a shadow of a doubt outspoken last observable pellucid defined upfront ringing particular not in doubt plain-spoken nailed-on uncontestable effective cut-and-dried deciding reliable tangible bright-line sharp strict luculent airtight hard uncontroversial plainspoken forthcoming sound luminous black and white openhearted matter-of-fact no-nonsense freehearted free-spoken substantial noticeable irrevocable verified settled overall persuasive correct grand meticulous forceful determinative faultless essential determining cogent demonstrative unerring set settling substantive understandable truthful bluff literal straight-from-the-shoulder tactless impressive undiplomatic unguarded trenchant error-free well-founded straight to the point sure thing out-front well founded no mistake in the bag boundless up-front as plain as a pikestaff on the nose unconditioned clearly expressed uncontested speaking as one finds staring one in the face not afraid to call a spade a spade dependable unquestioned unfailing earnest pat binding fundamental certified existent secure hands-down pinpoint attested prominent ardent significant realistic legit perceptible confirmable key closing good clean-cut obligatory intact strong forcible establishable extensive appreciable known surefire concluding safe kosher powerful coercive prime unimpeachable elemental as sure as eggs is eggs beyond a doubt integral integrated unblurred distinctive accepted acknowledged veridical undoubtable bold telling incisive influential unsurpassed intelligible lucent sensible material compleat minute inerrant effectual dinkum plausible efficacious weighty urgent intelligent crystalline on ice spot-on unconcealed sure-fire for sure well-grounded sure-enough pertinent foursquare dead-on nailed down sharply defined all-inclusive close honest-to-goodness for real hard and fast cut and dried up front straight-talking call a spade a spade on the money for certain not beating around the bush straight-shooting inch-perfect without limit bang on from the hip on the button like it is shallow simplistic most unchallenged overwhelming quintessential jejune naive glib abrupt unshakable runaway imperative irreversible commanding effusive gushing forward unimpaired maximal systematic spelled out unequivocable necessary compulsory dead on verbatim crisp official principal cinched unalterable specified unappealable clear cut stated cold superior recognizable round quantified predestined provable trustworthy ascertained destined without qualification no beating around the bush double-checked unfabled discernible legitimate with no strings open-ended plain-speaking state-of-the-art limiting terminating completing finishing ending no two ways about it limited no lie visible certifiable well-established beyond the shadow of a doubt not in question veracious sovereign telltale no ifs and or buts without doubt down pat beyond a shadow of doubt untarnished untouched unaltered habitual undying objective determinant resolving revealing irrefrangible energetic vigorous easily understandable stone cold satisfying great formidable inexpugnable stable frozen hard-and-fast inevitable faithful obtrusive unique salted away unified aggregate no ifs ands or buts about it that's a fact committed measurable vehement superlative predominant on-target surgical individual foolproof intuitive insightful relevant ingenious combined composite audible outstanding enunciated dramatic unimaginary existing perceivable quantifiable detectable pre-eminent unbound tyrannical all-powerful litmus test having down pat recognized doubtless recognisable stunning omnipotent what you see is what you get unshakeable physical well grounded intent unhampered preeminent indivisible organic choate well documented free natural unevasive staunch fervent unflinching zealous enthusiastic hearty as plain as the nose on your face as plain as daylight self-explanatory unimaginative recognised questionless failsafe plain as day sure enough non-fictional de facto honest to God real live deep guileless ingenuous artless well-proven unwavering devoted unswerving dedicated salient without restrictions unchecked unhindered ungoverned unimpeded uncontrolled unbridled untrammeled untrammelled unsuppressed uncontrollable ceaseless no-holds-barred unshackled no-limit uncurbed brutal unrepressed wild full-fledged aggressive violent full-blooded strenuous muscular dynamic easily distinguishable over-literal lacking nuance lacking subtlety aboveboard heartfelt unfeigned warm stalwart personal immediate undoubting saying what one thinks calling spade a spade lay it on the line bare-faced laying it on the line impassioned loyal constant passionate fullhearted corroborated intricate experienced comprehensible confident dogmatic stressed important solemn pointed sober accented potent workmanlike documented inflexible unbreakable fail-safe limpid crystal considerable rigorous exclusive intensive whole-hearted can't-miss iron clearly defined uncontradicted penetrating firsthand crystal-clear for a face easily understood hundred percent whole-souled substantiated encyclopedic elaborate textbook cast-iron wide-ranging all-encompassing far-reaching special encyclopaedic intimate first-hand picture-perfect in depth basic primary set in stone picture-book dead right bull's-eye to a T letter-perfect classic to a turn polished errorless model spot on on target central elementary pivotal vital radical crucial transcendental critical empyrean empyreal sublime

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Characterized by low quality or standard
poor substandard bad deficient defective faulty imperfect inferior mediocre abject appalling abysmal atrocious awful terrible dismal unsatisfactory low-grade second-rate third-rate jerry-built shoddy crude tinny trashy rubbishy miserable wretched disappointing lamentable deplorable pitiful inadequate insufficient unacceptable execrable frightful crummy dire bum diabolical rotten sad tatty tenth-rate ropy duff rubbish pants feeble shabby valueless weak worthless grotty crumby dissatisfactory lame lousy suboptimal subpar common craptacular cheap cheapjack cheesy coarse gimcrack junky schlock schlocky sleazy trumpery direful egregious middling lacking bargain-basement cut-rate el cheapo a load of pants less-than-stellar under par below average below par low-rent below standard not up to scratch not up to standard weak sauce pathetic useless poxy hopeless sorry paltry low-quality laughable woeful wanting chronic horrible second-class two-bit not up to snuff contemptible sucky disagreeable disgraceful abominable tawdry unsound dodgy dime-a-dozen sub-par pitiable flawed subnormal punk base average God-awful junk indifferent ordinary the pits not up to much bush-league unexceptional pedestrian leaving much to be desired lemon poorer downmarket incompetent tacky not up to par bodger very bad hack nasty good-for-nothing déclassé cruddy horrendous wack disastrous amateurish pits inept poor-quality low meagre meager wrong unspeakable off bush not much cop low-end careless odious ineffectual grim piss-poor tinhorn mean godawful half-pie gross stinking damnable beastly cheap and nasty poor quality negligent bungling outrageous ineffective unpleasant shameful sour strictly for the birds regrettable unfortunate end-of-the-pier dirty ratty grubby scabby scummy scurvy vile impaired no good no great shakes for the birds horrid derisory cheapo calamitous garbage of a sort hideous ghastly reprehensible from hunger scurrilous irremediable stinky indefensible god-awful second rate of poor quality of low quality slovenly commonplace desperate inefficient reduced limited twopenny-halfpenny impotent little stupid unwelcome harmful second-best insubstantial restricted inappreciable inconsiderable sparing throwaway amiss second class piddling brummagem twopenny dilapidated despicable cheapie broken inexpert garbagy yucky low quality uncomfortable under-strength hateful naff flimsy shlocky seedy shlock unsightly repulsive gruesome sordid godforsaken sneaking dingy scruffy slipshod gaudy not cutting it ill ropey rough worst distressing shocking poorly very poor catastrophic cataclysmic run down run-down well below par blah unseemly a dead loss down at heel downer icky diddly bummer not good grody erroneous foolish-looking silly ridiculous rueful absurd ludicrous tragic affecting impermissible exceptionable objectionable distasteful offensive intolerable insupportable displeasing obnoxious improper inadmissible unsuitable inappropriate undesirable insufferable unimpressive unable to do something for toffee tricky extremely bad off-color cheap-jack broken-down dubious unreasonable questionable repugnant bad news fallacious grungy not the best loathsome condemnable out excruciating hellacious inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject raunchy detestable rock-bottom lowest of the low the dumps won't do over the fence not on not quite the done thing half-baked not cricket beyond the pale out of order unworthy damaged not good enough incomplete sketchy unsatisfying unfinished short patchy scarce shy needing scant scanty failing injured marred trifling tinpot negligible trivial minimal underwhelming worse minor league small potatoes not satisfying minor-league insignificant poopy a dime a dozen anticlimactic unfulfilling scrappy bathetic falling short not all it's cracked up to be uninteresting disillusioning dissatisfying undistinguished uninspired skimpy exiguous second string second fiddle outta gas unassembled infrequent unequal rare underprovided not make it found wanting undersupplied not cut out for third string not enough not oneself under the weather off-form thin disturbing disconcerting disquieting leaving a lot to be desired absent missing unrefined unpolished not acceptable omitted burned out empty not up to expectations cooked gone away needed unfulfilled destitute too little too late bankrupt out of gas deprived in default less cut off bereft devoid unfit unsellable warped unsaleable blemished scratched inoperative cracked deformed partial torn malfunctioning immature undeveloped inexact rudimentary disfigured in a state of disrepair not functioning minus vicious not working faultful sick fallible few bugs bottom-of-barrel dud

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Tending to cause great distress or anxiety
lamentable tragic woeful terrible awful wretched dire deplorable distressing appalling miserable unfortunate grievous heartbreaking sad rotten disastrous pitiful regrettable hopeless calamitous shameful execrable heartrending harrowing upsetting unlucky mean distressful egregious grave sorrowful mournful unfavourable dirty tragical unfavorable ignominious intolerable melancholy desperate afflictive inexcusable meager meagre hurting gut-wrenching god-awful devastating catastrophic cataclysmic ruinous fatal destructive cataclysmal fateful adverse harmful damning shocking deadly black catastrophal direful shattering ill-fated disturbing untoward detrimental crippling unpropitious bad heart-rending devastative hapless annihilatory unwelcome inopportune ill-starred painful agonizing disquieting unhappy inauspicious pitiable injurious crushing pathetic dismal mortal agonising lethal frightful earth-shattering untimely disadvantageous unadvantageous tough hostile severe unpromising inimical brutal ill-advised disappointing infelicitous hard sorry damaging blameworthy disgraceful wrong undesirable reprehensible outrageous heinous deleterious glaring atrocious regretful violent convulsionary too bad annihilative savage monstrous iniquitous unbearable flagrant gross nefarious flagitious a pity weighty offensive troublesome taxing villainous blighting pernicious messy difficult traumatic worrying poignant tormenting hurtful saddening affecting alarming unsettling anguished abject ravaging frightening afflicting stressful moving galling doleful concerning dejected horrendous stirring vexatious piteous gruesome despondent fearful horrible unsuccessful dark haunting nagging gloomy grim desolate forlorn confronting abortive deathly nerve-racking heart-breaking ill-boding sinister luckless doomed

Adjective

Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
flagrant blatant barefaced glaring outrageous enormous shocking atrocious brazen open scandalous awful bold egregious heinous shameless undisguised arrant flaunting infamous notorious audacious conspicuous evident gross immodest naked obvious ostentatious patent unconcealed complete palpable transparent utter crying disgraceful flagitious manifest monstrous overt pronounced rank reprehensible striking terrible wicked flagitous iniquitous shameful unashamed villainous capital deliberate flaming grody noticeable bald-faced bare-faced brass-necked out and out out-and-out stick out like sore thumb hanging out outright extreme stark preposterous plain serious sheer unqualified downright grievous absolute inordinate major significant apparent excessive unmitigated exorbitant immoderate bald unmistakable clear visible explicit undeniable straightforward clear-cut wholehearted frank thoroughgoing unfeigned genuine perceptible unexaggerated dinkum unveiled artless matter-of-fact unadulterated pure distinct unequivocal self-evident discernible definite decided pellucid broad ringing unambivalent unambiguous perspicuous luminous lucid nonambiguous open-and-shut luculent bright-line unquestionable indisputable exclusive prominent controlled crystal clear glaringly obvious unhidden unrestrained open and shut observable recognizable pointed recognized plain to see unchallenged accepted writ large uncontested as clear as day recognisable recognised as plain as a pikestaff standing out a mile sticking out like a sore thumb sticking out a mile standing out like a sore thumb

Adjective

Pale from illness or fatigue
peaky drained ill pallid pasty pasty-faced poorly sick anemic anaemic ashen ashen-faced ashy bad bloodless colorless colourless gray grey indisposed unwell whey-faced cadaverous corpse-like crook ill-looking sallow washed out liverish nauseated nauseous pale peaked pinched queasy sickly wan deathly pale funny off off colour out of sorts peculiar rough under the weather ailing awful crummy down drawn emaciated grotty lousy not oneself punk ropy rotten run-down seedy sickened sickly-looking terrible unhealthy unsound wabbit below par etiolated off-color peakish peelie-wally peely-wally run down thin as white as a ghost as white as a sheet green about the gills not up to par in poor shape like death warmed up dizzy giddy faint queer lightheaded light-headed squeamish sickish qualmish queerish groggy woozy pukish sick as a dog not up to the mark horrible ropey ghastly ugly debilitated unsightly weak infirm off-colour bilious not well under par queazy seasick reeling qualmy in poor health carsick trainsick travel-sick airsick in a bad way green uneasy uncomfortable upset restless concerned uncertain dubious unsettling unsettled odd troubling suffering from motion sickness rocky doubtful fidgety suffering from altitude sickness green around gills waxen white chalky deathlike milky diseased chalk-white blanched sapped ghostly deathly not very well bedridden feeble not in good shape bleached not up to snuff livid frail lymphatic haggard whitish jaundiced washed-out laid up waxy tired-looking doughy valetudinarian infected invalid tired on the sick list white as a sheet lurid dull paled mealy wheyfaced impaired fatigued afflicted laid-up unfit invalided fair iffy enervated white-faced listless suffering delicate bummed disordered feverish white as a ghost laid low at death's door exhausted leaden rundown alabaster spectral languid insipid cream unhealthy-looking light-coloured ghostlike low faded light-colored grim hospitalized incurable in bad shape the worse for wear rickety hospitalised confined out of action looking as if one has seen a ghost under medication on sick list out of condition feeling awful feeling rotten broken down down with slightly unwell yellowish failing mean weary worn-out characterless not yourself jaundiced-looking unstable pearly light wasted off one's feed lacklustre lackluster watery yellow muddy greenish-yellow off form strange discoloured dying languishing gaunt anaemic-looking achy hypochondriacal in pain decrepit not a hundred percent sick as a parrot forceless depressed worn discolored ineffectual ineffective in bed wasting enfeebled declining out of commission dragging shaky tottering in bad health hors de combat confined to bed got a bug knackered not so hot imperfect wretched defective not healthy wobbly not feeling well in ill health out of shape in poor condition in a decline worn out not feeling up to snuff creamy ivory waxlike milk-white fair-skinned light-skinned running temperature a wreck got the bug feeling terrible off one's feet

Adjective

Severe
splitting blistering breakneck breathless brisk dizzy fast fleet fleet-footed flying galloping hasty hot lightning nippy quick rapid rapid-fire rattling snappy speedy swift whirlwind zippy awful excruciating frightful intense piercing severe terrible unbearable lively expeditious headlong nimble hurried sudden express agile prompt precipitate fast-moving alacritous immediate instant abrupt harefooted active meteoric fast-track quickie accelerated at speed sprightly on the double spry quick-fire overnight high-speed sharp ready short winged whistle-stop precipitous very fast expeditive mercurial fleet of foot in nothing flat on-the-spot energetic pacey spirited animated brief light-footed rash cracking summary urgent fleeting unhesitating vivacious punctual instantaneous rushed short-lived screaming speedball volant pronto PDQ quickened unpremeditated vigorous impulsive bustling with good acceleration alert adroit streaming zooming excessive reckless hurricane impetuous tornado cyclonic tumultuous quick as a wink double time tantivy dashing dangerous going nifty deft supple lissom limber nimble-footed acrobatic lithe passing perfunctory cursory timely light quick-moving impatient extremely fast dangerously fast smart swift-footed fiery ultrasonic supersonic lissome speeding early rathe hurrying flat-out twinkle-toed lightsome slambang transitory eager thoughtless slapdash at full tilt barreling light of foot chop-chop like greased lightning spanking without delay peremptory double-quick unexpected barrelling shaking a leg like crazy like mad desultory momentary superficial casual direct transient temporary ephemeral sketchy evanescent fugacious impermanent offhand unanticipated unforeseen unthinking rushing flash flitting short-term careless token slight inattentive incidental fugitive little unceremonious split-second deciduous drive-by limited snap without warning turbo velocious hypersonic uninterested surprising up-tempo mechanical overhasty gadarene shallow glancing uncritical depthless dismissive helter-skelter rude half-hearted slipshod half-baked pell-mell fading startling haphazard curtailed violent unlooked-for without notice surface-level temporal straightaway shifting spasmodic precipitant short and sweet volatile vanishing flashing wee gone in flash ultrarapid ultrafast in wink of an eye forthwith jerky determined no-nonsense resolute efficient prevenient arbitrary anticipatory diligent spur-of-the-moment touch-and-go willing rush effectual effective succinct infinitesimal without formality without hesitation hurry-up responsive irresponsible furious unenduring interim without discussion fast-tracked dreamlike fast-paced unfussy purposeless unconsidered now or never not to be delayed impromptu acute perishable inadequate nodding trite like lightning explosive unusual speeded hit-or-miss trifling uncivil undignified impolite discourteous imperfect flimsy partial insincere inconsequential feigning paltry flash in the pan here today and gone tomorrow fly-by-night nasty hastening indifferent routine automatic unpleasant not bargained for out of the blue random sloppy off unmannerly unconcerned harsh disagreeable spontaneous lackadaisical losing no time crude disinterested insensible apathetic pococurante uncurious complacent insouciant nonchalant negligent brutal hit or miss incurious slovenly wooden heedless hair-trigger brusque shocking unpredicted unforgiving on the spot in a flash cool phoning it in walking through it laid-back going through the motions

Antonym of dreadful

dreadful Idiom, Proverb

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