Direful - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdaɪəfəl|  American pronunciation of the word direful
Brit.  |ˈdʌɪəfʊl|  British pronunciation of the word direful
- causing fear or dread or terror (syn: awful, dire, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible)
a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked

Examples

...the stock market crash was the first direful indication of the dark days to come...

...heard the direful howling of the wolves during the night...

a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked

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