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Definitions and Synonyms of direful | Another word for direful | What is direful?

Definition 1: causing fear or dread or terror - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where direful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the awful war
  • an awful risk
  • dire news
  • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
  • the dread presence of the headmaster
  • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
  • a dreadful storm
  • a fearful howling
  • horrendous explosions shook the city
  • a terrible curse

Synonyms for direful in the sense of this definition

(direful is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

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