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    Question dreadful

    Hi. I would like to know if these adjectives and the adverb are used in a right form:
    I felt a dreadful sensation while I was watching that movie. I felt a dreadfully pitiable (pathetic) sensation while I was watching that movie.
    Well, my doubt appears when some of the synonyms that I find in an English dictionary, seem not to be the most appropiate for the given context. As I am trying to learn, I must ask you.
    Thanks in advance.

    Best wishes.

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    Re: dreadful

    They are fine, Argentine, but I'd avoid "pathetic" as it has two contradictory meanings in modern English -- emotive, phoric (literery) and the worst possible (popular).

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