Part of speech:
Having an effect like that of a heavy blow or shock; staggering
The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror.
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
The definition of comforting is something that soothes you.
Causing a feeling of horror; terrible; dreadful; frightful
Worthy of respect or honor.
Insult is defined as to speak with rudeness or to say something to offend.
Extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible:
Causing fright; terrifying; alarming
The definition of ghastly is something repellent, horrible, frightful, ugly, macabre or sickly.
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
Easily scared; very timid.
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
To offend, insult, or wrong grievously
To shock or outrage the moral feelings of; offend by some improper or unconventional conduct; shock
To feel disgust or repugnance:
To repel is defined as to hold off, refuse to accept or reject.
The definition of frighten is to cause fear or to make someone afraid or anxious.
Faze is defined as to disturb someone.
Disgust is defined as to cause someone to feel revulsion or disapproval.
To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
To fill with great surprise or sudden wonder; astonish
To shake hands:
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