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direful

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adjective dire·ful \ˈdī(-ə)r-fəl\

Definition of direful

  1. 1 :  dreadful <direful war began again — Charles Dickens>

  2. 2 :  ominous

dire·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb


Examples of direful

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

  2. <heard the direful howling of the wolves during the night>



1565

First Known Use of direful

1565


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