of a dreadful kind;
"there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning"
in a dreadful manner;
"as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed"
- It certainly was a dreadfully hard frost.
- This article is dreadfully written.
- I'm dreadfully sorry for you.
- I am sure Aunt Polly will be dreadfully shocked.