Dreadful and Dire

Dreadful

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Dreadful adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a dreadful hurricane

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

Dire

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

Dreadful is a synonym for dire in terrible topic. You can use "Dreadful" instead the word "Dire" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as grim, fear, frightful, desperate. popular alternative
Synonyms for Dire

Things that words describes

state dreadful state dire state
fate dreadful fate dire fate
situation dreadful situation dire situation
example dreadful example dire example
Other nouns: scenario, consequence, results, poverty, conditions, consequences, fates.
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