Dire and Frightening


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Dire adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a series of dire tremors that hinted at a huge volcanic eruption

Frightening is a synonym for dire. In some cases you can use "Frightening" instead the word "Dire" as an adjective or a noun. popular alternative
Synonyms for Dire


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Frightening adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a truly frightening movie

Dire is a synonym for frightening. You can use "Dire" instead an adjective "Frightening". popular alternative
Nearby Words: frighten, frightful, frightened, fright
Synonyms for Frightening

Things that words describes

lack dire lack frightening lack
nature dire nature frightening nature
form dire form frightening form
effect dire effect frightening effect
Other nouns: situation, moment, version, implications, animals, situations, moments.
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