HyperDic: direful

English > 1 sense of the word direful:
ADJECTIVEalldireful, awful, dire, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
English > direful: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Example "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
Synonymsawful, dire, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible
Adverbsdirefullyin a direful manner

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