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Meaning of DIREFUL

Pronunciation:  'dIrful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  causing fear or dread or terror; "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"
 

DIREFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, awful, dire, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dire"ful\, a. [Dire + -ful.]
Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful
fiend; a direful day. -- {Dire"ful*ly}, adv. --
{Dire"ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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