The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror.
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
Worthy of respect or honor.
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Arousing fear, dread, or alarm:
Causing fright; terrifying.
(Informal) Very bad or unpleasant
Easily scared; very timid.
(Archaic) Capable of making one tremble; terrible.
Filled with regret or concern. Used especially to soften an unpleasant statement:
Feeling great horror or dismay; terrified; horrified
Able or quick to apprehend or understand
(Now Chiefly Dial.) Frightened; afraid
Terrible; greatly feared.
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