direful definition

  • adjective:
    • Inspiring dread; bad.
    • Foreshadowing evil or tragedy; ominous.
    • inspiring anxiety; scared, bad
    • portending tragedy; portentous; ominous
    • Dire; terrible; terrible; calamitous; woeful
    • causing fear or dread or terror
    • Inspiring dread; awful.
    • Foreshadowing evil or catastrophe; ominous.
    • inspiring anxiety; fearful, awful
    • portending catastrophe; portentous; ominous
    • Dire; dreadful; awful; calamitous; woeful
    • causing worry or dread or terror
    • Inspiring dread; terrible.
    • Foreshadowing evil or catastrophe; ominous.
    • inspiring fear; fearful, terrible
    • portending tragedy; portentous; ominous
    • Dire; dreadful; bad; calamitous; woeful
    • causing worry or dread or terror
  • others:
    • Characterized by or fraught with one thing terrible; of a dire nature or appearance: because, a direful fiend; a direful misfortune.
    • Synonyms See list under serious.
    • Characterized by or fraught with anything dreadful; of a dire nature or appearance: because, a direful fiend; a direful misfortune.
    • Synonyms See list under serious.
    • Characterized by or fraught with something terrible; of a dire nature or appearance: as, a direful fiend; a direful misfortune.
    • Synonyms See list under serious.

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