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direful definition

direful


 
  Overview  of  adj  direful 
 
  The  adj  direful  has  1  sense  (no  senses  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  awful,  dire,  direful,  dread,  dreaded,  dreadful,  fearful,  fearsome,  frightening,  horrendous,  horrific,  terrible  --  (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") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  direful 
 
  1  sense  of  direful 
 
  Sense  1 
  awful,  dire,  direful,  dread(postnominal),  dreaded,  dreadful,  fearful,  fearsome,  frightening,  horrendous,  horrific,  terrible 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  alarming)  ->  unalarming 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  direful 
 
  1  sense  of  direful 
 
  Sense  1 
  awful,  dire,  direful,  dread(postnominal),  dreaded,  dreadful,  fearful,  fearsome,  frightening,  horrendous,  horrific,  terrible 
  =>  alarming  (vs.  unalarming) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  direful 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  direful 
 
  direful  used  as  an  adjective  is  very  rare  (polysemy  count  =  1) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  direful 
  direful 
 
  Overview  of  adj  direful 
 
  The  adj  direful  has  1  sense  (no  senses  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  awful,  dire,  direful,  dread,  dreaded,  dreadful,  fearful,  fearsome,  frightening,  horrendous,  horrific,  terrible  --  (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 definition