Translation of dreadful in Spanish:


espantoso, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈdrɛdfʊl//ˈdrɛdfəl//ˈdrɛdf(ə)l/


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    (experience/news/weather) espantoso
    (news/experience/weather) terrible
    (weather/news/experience) atroz
    stop that dreadful racket! ¡deja de hacer ese ruido tan espantoso!
    • how dreadful for you! ¡qué horror! ¡pobrecito!
    • I feel dreadful about not having helped me siento muy mal por no haber ayudado
    • you look dreadful tienes muy mala cara
    • He felt a dreadful fear grip him as he walked hurriedly towards his son
    • Who says the admission to some other sports are any better value than the often dreadful rubbish served up in some of the GAA's National Leagues fixtures.
    • A dreadful mismatch and a very poor advertisement for the women's game, it was hardly that different to 95% of men's fights these days.
    • The majority are prepared to take this moral holiday but it won't look good in the history books and it sure as hell looks dreadful from this end of the planet.
    • It looked like a dreadful accident had happened.
    • To do so, our motorcycle must be safe for riding so as not to invite dreadful collisions and accidents.
    • There are thousands of unlicensed vehicles on the roads, thousands of motorists who drive unsafely and thousands of dreadful accidents as a consequence.
    • At worst, the dreadful suffering they cause is not their own.
    • It was a sunny day this morning until those dreadful clouds came and that poor sun did not shine no more.
    • Watsonians should have notched up three tries in the first five minutes thanks to poor cover, dreadful kicking and incompetence from the visitors.
    • At first the family thought the fire must have been some dreadful accident.
    • He does not control the source of the danger, but he has control of the means to avert a dreadful accident.
    • Perhaps the worst example was an American writer in Budapest who wrote dreadful poems lamenting the arrival of fast food restaurants.
    • I won't tell what horrors I have heard, what frightful music, what dreadful performances and insipid music making.
    • It didn't become a follow-up type record where you just start writing about having a good time on the road or that kind of dreadful watered-down rubbish.
    • ‘Nevertheless it was a serious attack, with dreadful injuries and that of course is something he regrets immensely,’ she said.
    • Every now and then, a film comes along that is so remarkably bad, so insanely dreadful, so utterly rotten that it actually makes you appreciate it.
    • How do you reconcile the dreadful suffering and loss of life caused by the tsunami in South East Asia with the idea of a loving God?
    • At worst, it could have led to a dreadful accident in which not only animals, but also people could have been killed.
    • The defensive-zone coverage is awful, and the power play is dreadful.
    • As a youngster I had a dreadful fear of ghost stories and things that go bump in the night.
    • ‘As far as their understanding would go they would see it as possibly disgraceful and downright dreadful behaviour,’ he said.
    • Is this a blessing for her or a dreadful accident of history?
    • I saw him on a show, a dreadful show, and everybody - it was awful.
    • If there is a God I hope that he takes me first then I can go with a contented mind knowing that she did not suffer this dreadful disease any longer.
    • That was undoubtedly the worst period of my life, made even more dreadful by a growing fear that it would never end, and my life would be ruined.
    • This was a most dreadful and unfortunate accident that will continue to have very serious consequences for the claimant.
    • But I have to say, I did fast forward through that dreadful speech by the odious brother and through the drippy prayers from the drippy archbish.
    • This week's printed issue is a disaster: the paper is poor, the production cheap, the layout dreadful and migraine inducing.
    • He adduces several wartime and postwar writers who veer away from addressing the German civilians' dreadful suffering.
    • Talking of lunch, NPI once bought me a dreadful lunch at an awful restaurant.
    • The dreadful accident at Straboe at Christmas 1944 in which a post official was fatally injured and vast numbers of livestock killed is also contained in the book.
    • I had an awful night in Berlin where the track was dreadful.
    • The sound quality is disgraceful, the image blurry and the editing dreadful.
    • Then why are they feeding them rotten, frightening, dreadful food for their minds and souls?
    • Not only does it look awful but it smells dreadful.
    • I admit he has dreadful teeth, is skinny as hell and well fulfills the term ‘geek’ with his straggly hair.
    • The dreadful suffering endured by those addicted to the drugs, the ruin of lives which should be useful, do not constitute the whole of the evil, for the ills spread to their families.
    • They upset one woman because they had made her fear a dreadful death through drowning.
    • They were onto the danger of losing her to the streets or to some dreadful accident.