Direfully
Direful Dire"ful, a. [Dire + -ful.] Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day. -- {Dire"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dire"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • direfully — adverb in a direful manner seeing himself trapped, he cried out direfully • Derived from adjective: ↑direful * * * adverb see direful * * * direˈfully adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑dire …   Useful english dictionary

  • direfully — adverb see direful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • direfully — See direful. * * * …   Universalium

  • direfully — adv. dreadfully, horribly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • direfully — dire·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • direful — direfully, adv. direfulness, n. /duyeur feuhl/, adj. 1. dreadful; awful; terrible. 2. indicating trouble: direful forecasts. [1575 85; DIRE + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • direful — adjective Date: 1565 1. dreadful < direful war began again Charles Dickens > 2. ominous • direfully adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • direfulness — See direfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • direful — adjective archaic extremely bad. Derivatives direfully adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • direful — /ˈdaɪəfʊl/ (say duyuhfool) adjective dreadful; awful; terrible. –direfully, adverb –direfulness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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