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direful

[ dahyuhr-fuhl ]
/ ˈdaɪər fəl /
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adjective

dreadful; awful; terrible.
indicating trouble: direful forecasts.

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Origin of direful

First recorded in 1575–85; dire + -ful
dire·ful·ly, adverbdire·ful·ness, noun
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