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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Direful  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  direful 
  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"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded},  {dreadful}, 
  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous},  {horrific}, 
  {terrible}] 




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