OTHER WORDS FROM direfuldire·ful·ly, adverbdire·ful·ness, noun
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Riding forward, Moffat and Waterboer found a young woman belonging to the Mantatees, whose whole appearance denoted direful want.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane
Ever since leaving England Charles and his followers had suffered from the most direful impecuniosity.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
The Pope smiled when he saw his mighty frame and sinews of iron—a direful foe of the infidels!
Save for a mouthful of bread while he buckled on his armor, he had tasted none that direful day.
And as I reeled over the smoke, I saw you in direful peril, clutched by wanton hands, facing a fate worse than death!