direful direful

Definition(s):

  • (adj) causing fear or dread or terror

Usage(s):

  1. Despite direful predictions which were made a year and even six months ago, the current year will go down as the most prosperous in history for motor manufacturers.
  2. I have also frequently read letters in your column not complimentary to PTI and threatening direful revenge.
  3. The ceiling above them bore a garish painting of the Last Judgment with a direful Gabriel blowing a gilded trumpet.
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