Dire and Grievous

Dire

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Dire adjective – Being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come.
Grievous is a synonym for dire in property topic. In some cases you can use "Grievous" instead an adjective "Dire", when it comes to topics like state, harsh, grave, unfortunate.
Synonyms for Dire

Grievous

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Grievous adjective – Hard to accept or bear especially emotionally.
Usage example: the death of a spouse can be a grievous loss from which one never recovers

Dire is a synonym for grievous in state topic. You can use "Dire" instead an adjective "Grievous", if it concerns topics such as harsh, severe, unfortunate, deplorable.
Nearby Words: grieve, grieved, grieving, grievously
Synonyms for Grievous

Things that words describes

fate dire fate grievous fate
moment dire moment grievous moment
insult dire insult grievous insult
consequences dire consequences grievous consequences
Other nouns: enemies, problems.
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