Dire and Scary

Dire

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

Scary is a synonym for dire in fear topic. In some cases you can use "Scary" instead an adjective "Dire", when it comes to topics like terrible, horrid, spooky.
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Scary

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Scary adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a scary movie that gave the child nightmares for weeks afterwards

Dire is a synonym for scary in fear topic. Sometimes you can use "Dire" instead an adjective "Scary", if it concerns topics such as terrible, horrid, spooky.
Nearby Words: scare, scar, scared, scaring
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Things that words describes

nature dire nature scary nature
effect dire effect scary effect
moment dire moment scary moment
side dire side scary side
Other nouns: version, animals, situations, moments.

Both words in one sentence

  • While most of the Dire heroes of Dota 2 are scary and evil, there are a few who fail on the "evil" part.
  • Nightmare Face Dota 2 has quite a lot of examples with the Dire heroes being the biggest offenders... Let's see, here's Bane◊ and Faceless Void◊ guilty of the Eyeless Face trope, but Lifestealer◊ and Doom Bringer◊ are not pleasant sights either, and while we're at it, Undying◊ is pretty scary as well.
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