Dread and Dire

Dread

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Dread adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: every ship on the Spanish Main was terrified of running into the dread pirate

Dire is a synonym for dread in terrible topic. In some cases you can use "Dire" instead an adjective "Dread", when it comes to topics like horrible, awful, frightening. popular alternative
Nearby Words: dreadful, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading, dreader
Synonyms for Dread

Dire

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

Dread is a synonym for dire in terrible topic. You can use "Dread" instead the word "Dire" as an adjective or a noun. popular alternative
Synonyms for Dire

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