Dire synonyms

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Extremely formidable:
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Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
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Dignified and solemn or sedate in manner or mien
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Portending future disaster
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The definition of portentous is having the feeling of evil or foreboding.
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Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
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Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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(Informal) Very bad or unpleasant
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Worthy of respect or honor.
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Easily scared; very timid.
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Inclined to feel anxiety or apprehension; timid; nervous.
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Grim is defined as stern or unmoving.
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Inspiring anguish, terror, etc.
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Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
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(Informal) Excessive; extreme:
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Apocalyptic is defined as something that refers to the Book of Revelation.
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Inspiring awe:
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(Informal) Great
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The definition of bad is something that is wrong in some way, something that is not working properly, or has negative qualities.
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Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
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Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
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The definition of critical is something that is crucial, judged, analyzed, at a turning point or on the verge of a crisis.
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The definition of crucial is something that is essential or vitally important.
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Extreme or terrible:
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Wretched; bad:
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The definition of desperate is something sad or hopeless, or a feeling of really wanting something or of trying really hard to make something happen.
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Of the nature of a disaster; causing great harm, damage, etc.; calamitous
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The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
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Lowering the morale of; making despondent or depressive; disheartening.
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The definition of doleful is full of grief or sadness.
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The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
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Demanding; needing great effort.
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Participating or tending to participate in a very dangerous or difficult sport:
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Causing suffering; hard to bear; severe
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Hideous; dreadful:
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Impossible to placate or appease:
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Fatally vulnerable; vital.
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Like or characteristic of tragedy; bringing great harm, suffering, etc.; calamitous, disastrous, fatal, etc.
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Pitiful; wretched; miserable
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
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Lucky, favored by fortune.
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Believed to bring good luck:
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The definition of trivial is insignificant, or of no importance.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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(Now Rare) Frightened; timid
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Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
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(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
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Feeling great passion.
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Abominable; reprehensible:
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Rising above a surrounding medium, especially a fluid.
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The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
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Commercially prepared or processed for quick and easy final preparation:
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Persistent in request or demand; insistent
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Pertaining to any of several supposedly critical years of a person's life. [from 17th c.]
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Portending future disaster
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Portending future disaster
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(Dialectal) Able; capable; stout; strong; sound.
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Giving safety; reducing danger or harm
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Terrible; greatly feared.
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Causing fear, dread or terror
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Causing fear; of capable of causing fear; scary.
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That overpowers; so strong as to be overwhelming.
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Exceedingly harmful; causing harm, death, ruin.
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(Archaic) Revealing what is to come; prophetic
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