dreadfully

[ dred-fuh-lee ]
/ ˈdrɛd fə li /

adverb

in a dreadful way: The pain has increased dreadfully.
very; extremely: Sorry to be so dreadfully late.

Origin of dreadfully

1275–1325; Middle English. See dreadful, -ly
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dreadfully

/ (ˈdrɛdfʊlɪ) /

adverb

in a shocking, or disagreeable manner
(intensifier)you're dreadfully kind
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