Synonym of direful

Alternative for direful


Causing fear or terror
dreadful shocking terrible dire fearful ghastly horrible alarming dread fearsome forbidding formidable frightening frightful hair-raising horrendous horrifying intimidating redoubtable scary spine-chilling terrifying appalling awful gloomy calamitous godawful horrid apocalyptic baneful fateful terrific unlucky unpropitious disturbing grim harrowing grievous chilling hideous gruesome monstrous unnerving daunting distressing creepy disastrous petrifying macabre spooky menacing catastrophic ruinous cataclysmic grisly horrific sinister unspeakable nightmarish devastating unfortunate lamentable atrocious eerie ominous woeful disquieting tragic bloodcurdling startling baleful lurid fatal dismaying threatening destructive scaring dangerous upsetting cataclysmal miserable worrying crippling bad perturbing grave abominable harmful hairy blood-curdling lethal severe damning depressing awesome disgusting foreboding ghostly awe-inspiring wretched unearthly vile ugly grewsome unpleasant ghoulish dismal hellacious abysmal shuddersome adverse spine-tingling deplorable crushing unsettling disconcerting sickening foul repulsive traumatic tremendous abhorrent serious shattering bodeful injurious mean-looking nightmare overwhelming nasty black inauspicious heinous morbid parlous eldritch dark from hell mortal grotesque deleterious hostile devastative desperate revolting impressive outrageous brooding portentous nauseating catastrophal eery loathsome disheartening discouraging annihilatory deadly dreaded imposing powerful offensive odious disagreeable unfriendly detrimental distasteful troublesome hateful extreme gross evil nerve-racking pressing weird nauseous lousy objectionable costly very bad beastly strange hopeless heartbreaking regrettable afflictive inhospitable bleak perilous exigent unfavorable unfavourable wicked unwelcome sad messy ill-fated desolate causing fear doleful perplexing feared bone-chilling Kafkaesque damaging fire-and-brimstone apocalyptical troubling spookish off-putting terribly bad hellish unreal nightmarey phantasmagorical uncanny freaky haunting strong mighty overpowering sublime astounding irksome demoralizing bothersome discomforting hellfire thrilling unapproachable aggressive browbeating terrorizing pressuring terrorising bullying execrable egregious insufferable afraid striking massive discommoding unpalatable displeasing unsightly rotten vicious loss-making breathtaking exciting untoward commanding doughty invincible indomitable resolute inconvenient punk excessive vexing discomposing sorrowful all-powerful blighting earth-shattering pernicious frozen icky shameful gnarly grody mean hapless unhappy sacrificial valiant onerous forlorn brutal like death warmed up blue sorry hair-curling cliff-hanging suspenseful extraordinary imminent courageous brave gut-wrenching demoralising causing excitement ill-starred unwelcoming uninviting unpromising evil-looking tough annihilative savage austere harsh scandalous life-threatening glowering ferocious pulse-pounding disgraceful glum straitened dour gray mournful strained sombre exacting ill-omened treacherous ill-boding hard-pressed bitter negative hard grey joyless oppressive shadowy discommodious precarious comfortless tortured morose difficult undesirable jeopardous solemn rocky somber troubled full of hardship doubtful cheerless crying critical crucial shivery shuddery suggestive of evil cruel urgent repellent repugnant obscene drastic stupefying irretrievable heartstopping stunning rancid astonishing repellant fulsome amazing bewildering noxious agitating obnoxious staggering noisome chronic surprising oppressing fierce scowling glaring detestable


Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
ominous threatening menacing inauspicious sinister baleful dire foreboding portentous minatory doomy ill ill-boding unfavourable unpropitious unfavorable forbidding gloomy unlucky bodeful minacious unpromising black grim dangerous apocalyptic dark baneful ill-fated unfortunate ill-omened fateful evil lowering adverse alarming hostile warning impending intimidatory sinistrous infelicitous bad ugly glowering disadvantageous brooding untimely worrying doomed inopportune bleak loury overhanging nasty premonitory dismal disturbing wintry frightening untoward intimidating malign discouraging unfriendly perilous inhospitable dreadful minatorial malefic doomful augural suggestive haunting prophetic pessimistic thunderous heavy comminatory wintery bullying looming unhappy terrorizing scary lowery portending near aggressive close scowling forthcoming impendent upcoming poor wretched disheartening terrorising ill-starred disastrous at hand glum morose cautionary admonitory unhealthy moody troubled imminent unsafe unwholesome terrifying mean-looking fearsome troubling doom and gloom louring approaching terrible unchancy unpleasant disagreeable unsuited momentous significant foreshadowing inconvenient predictive prognosticatory important crucial inapt unsuitable inappropriate unseasonable ill-suited disquieting phenomenal inspiring exciting intriguing remarkable fated destined thrilling exhilarating extraordinary regrettable lamentable eerie creepy calamitous luckless deplorable afflicted unprosperous cursed forsaken ruinous awkward destitute hapless hopeless evil-looking malignant spooky eldritch jinxed malevolent injurious out of luck in a bad way obnoxious suggestive of evil woeful harmful hurtful dishonest pernicious perverse deleterious poisonous blackhearted mischievous presaging clouded precursive prescient malificent fearful inexpedient troublesome malapropos damaging ill-timed star-crossed unwelcome mistimed improper destructive unseemly badly timed ill-advised negative detrimental ill-chosen objectionable contrary inimical problematic unfit discommodious difficult wrong opposed unbecoming inadvisable prejudicial unacceptable inconducive counter harsh disparaging bothersome unadvantageous undesirable snakebitten miserable snakebit very bad hard luck desperate inept broken ruined unsuccessful pained stricken shattered burdened uninviting discommoding incommoding doubtful dubious off-putting unhopeful foredoomed blighted unsatisfactory tardy late antagonistic low cataclysmic bedevilled unappealing unenviable unwished-for unwanted unbefitting catastrophic tragic distressing grievous indecorous injudicious tactless disappointing bedeviled cataclysmal fatal tough unanticipated unexpected precocious early premature tragical heartrending heartbreaking devastating distressful damning unforeseen unusual unpredictable surprising unpredicted annoying disruptive awful deadly hard catastrophal forlorn undue disgraceful shameful incontrollable willful intractable ungovernable wilful wayward froward unmanageable unruly refractory irritating uncontrollable headstrong recalcitrant shattering crippling frightful woebegone hexed voodooed loser vexatious jonah down on luck behind the eightball sad sack poor fish ill-considered misfortunate undisciplined unpliable stubborn unyielding fractious indocile wild


Of lower quality
cheapie inferior mediocre bad poor substandard second-rate awful low-grade low-quality unsatisfactory unsound wretched average base deplorable disagreeable dismal dreadful execrable junk lamentable miserable pathetic pitiful second-class terrible atrocious cheap contemptible deficient diabolical dire downmarket imperfect indifferent lemon lousy middling ordinary paltry pitiable poorer rotten rubbish shoddy sorry suboptimal subpar sub-par third-rate useless worthless abysmal appalling below average below par below standard crude crummy dodgy flawed grotty inadequate low-rent pedestrian poxy sad shabby subnormal two-bit unacceptable unexceptional common dissatisfactory lame schlock schlocky under par wanting a load of pants coarse déclassé dime-a-dozen duff good-for-nothing hack junky leaving much to be desired not up to much not up to snuff pants ropy rubbishy tawdry the pits trashy low-end bargain-basement frightful egregious bum abject tinny insufficient woeful jerry-built horrible tatty tenth-rate defective faulty unpleasant inept disgraceful tacky disappointing hopeless chronic punk cheapjack sucky godawful shocking bungling shameful God-awful very bad nasty pits horrendous abominable beastly cheesy sleazy gimcrack trumpery hellacious odious bodger bush-league cut-rate disastrous derisory half-pie god-awful el cheapo cheap and nasty poor-quality no great shakes weak sauce not much cop naff commonplace ropey end-of-the-pier cheap-jack of a sort piss-poor uncomfortable tinhorn hateful yucky second-best second class strictly for the birds wack off wrong ill bush sour poorly distressing unfortunate detestable off-color from hunger catastrophic calamitous regrettable cataclysmic icky obscene foul grody repulsive noisome foolish-looking silly ridiculous rueful absurd hideous ghastly ludicrous laughable tragic affecting outrageous vile tricky valueless weak feeble crumby damnable excruciating craptacular not up to scratch lacking less-than-stellar not up to standard cruddy low ineffectual not up to par ineffective incompetent trifling no good mean displeasing piddling insignificant flimsy gaudy twopenny-halfpenny unworthy offensive grim low quality trivial poor quality grubby meagre impaired unsuitable ratty meager damaged negligible limited amateurish futile unproductive cheapo loathsome distasteful insubstantial horrid garbage gross unavailing amiss meretricious despicable scurvy unprofitable empty profitless petty inconsequential not good enough nugatory unsatisfying barren inutile dirty Brummagem measly brummagem grievous slipshod revolting unspeakable inefficient incomplete run-down sketchy broken intolerable careless sordid stinking pointless rough second rate two a penny of poor quality of low quality a dime a dozen dime-store counterproductive ignoble scant scanty repugnant unimpressive dud repellant repellent obnoxious fruitless lowbrow scandalous sickening rancid abhorrent vain disgusting unfinished godforsaken rinky-dink showy heartbreaking inappropriate bootless uninviting insufferable scummy scabby impotent unfit broken-down meaningless for the birds anticlimactic inefficacious marred negligent reprehensible thin inoperative unfructuous null unimportant unusable a dead loss bogus nothing sterile waste abandoned unessential out of order harmful unable piffling makeshift sick tinpot minor inconsiderable tasteless vulgar unsuccessful catchpenny restricted dilapidated dreary minimal nauseating evil fulsome noxious ugly nauseous kitsch scroungy thrown together short disreputable objectionable Mickey Mouse exiguous bleak depressing garbagy pinchbeck tattered brassy patchy unsaleable scarce of little value nickel-and-dime shy puny inexpert desolate seedy dubious questionable abortive scruffy dingy no-account undesirable impermissible inadmissible needing squalid reject failing worse unhappy entry-level gloomy sombre drab dark cheerless of no value malfunctioning undistinguished uninspired low-down low cost disheartening joyless sullen morose drear piteous solemn somber very poor non-successful sneaking heartrending injured bottom-rung warped destitute of no financial value blemished failed purposeless idle improper no-good half-baked indigent forlorn glum scungy depressive impoverished sepulchral comfortless minor-league minor league dishonorable to no avail otiose fallible scurrilous indefensible stinky irremediable downer bummer dishonourable small potatoes unfruitful forceless withered spineless neutralized void beyond the pale drossy indecisive unable to do something for toffee powerless to no effect not satisfying defeasible neutralised innocuous frowzy out of sorts off-colour crook off colour ne'er-do-well tinsel corny cheeseball rickety reduced bad quality slovenly mingy ramshackle down scale dissatisfying little kitschy badly built garish sparing inappreciable desperate throwaway unskilful dinky doubtful down-market twopenny cheap-looking chintzy disturbing disconcerting disquieting poopy tragical harrowing distressful stupid unwelcome of negligible value downscale uncultured low-class unfashionable insalubrious unsophisticated meritless upsetting niggling picayune chicken minute nominal piddly slight footling pimping peanut plastic pretentious inglorious under-strength so-so iffy underwhelming without value incapable fair unreliable not cutting it hellish rebarbative disgustful loathly inproficient unproficient melancholy shlocky unsightly shlock gruesome gut-wrenching run-of-the-mine passable medium run-of-the-mill run-of-mine would fetch nothing of no worth of little worth unfulfilling ignominious leaving a lot to be desired small-time outclassed bog-standard uninspiring unseemly raunchy diddly blah bad news fallacious grungy not good erroneous not the best bathetic uninteresting unavailable emasculate slack-spined no go no way not effective run down unable to do something to save one's life de minimis not oneself off-form under the weather incorrect frail botched of little financial value insupportable exceptionable degenerate blameworthy overwhelming unbearable mournful horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious disillusioning despisable heinous disdainable ill-suited unsuited from hell unreasonable cowardly discreditable down at heel scrappy tainted crippled condemnable out snide currish unsellable not proper unadvantageous inconsistent incompatible inapt inacceptable unappealing skimpy falling short villainous hateworthy scratched partial torn cracked deformed beggarly swinish outcast crass low-minded beyond contempt unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent unequal underprovided fair to middling immature second best not all it's cracked up to be ten a penny undeveloped inexact rudimentary outta gas found wanting third string not enough second string second fiddle not on not cricket won't do over the fence not quite the done thing vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured not functioning minus not working not make it dumbed down not cut out for few bugs in a state of disrepair second choice hamstrung inexpedient feckless no use senseless hollow null and void invertebrate banal wanky chaffy discouraging unpromising funereal morbid filthy absent missing of no benefit dreich lugubrious saturnine unrefined not acceptable unpolished sunless plutonian tenebrous lonesome black tenebrific elegiac elegiacal omitted gone unfulfilled less bereft devoid cooked away needed bankrupt deprived Cimmerian poverty-stricken burned out in default cut off out of gas not worth a hill of beans not up to expectations too little too late


Having far-reaching and often disastrous consequences or implications
fateful crucial important critical decisive momentous significant portentous all-important apocalyptic determining historic key pivotal consequential earth-shattering epoch-making far-reaching weighty earth-shaking world-shaking world-shattering acute conclusive determinative doomful eventful ill-fated inauspicious of great importance ominous resultful unlucky of great consequence menacing sinister threatening baleful foreboding doomy dire minatory unpropitious ill ill-boding unpromising unfavourable black gloomy bodeful unfavorable impending baneful doomed forbidding ill-omened serious warning grave vital minacious dangerous ugly grim final lowering destined premonitory dark alarming urgent deciding augural suggestive haunting prophetic major wintry fatal pressing paramount sinistrous imperative comminatory evil hostile bullying heavy intimidatory terrorizing wintery lowery portending near loury overhanging aggressive close scowling forthcoming impendent upcoming terrorising life-and-death at hand foreordained inevitable predestined profound brooding glowering necessary thunderous bad unfortunate pessimistic untoward discouraging drastic nasty egregious unhappy infelicitous disheartening untimely bleak inopportune adverse disadvantageous ill-starred presaging malign clouded precursive unfriendly worrying prescient malefic perilous malificent dismal inhospitable fearful unchancy essential meaningful indispensable minatorial life-saving now or never life-or-death life or death of great moment of vital importance high-priority extremely important vitally important cautionary intimidating admonitory imminent unsafe looming influential forceful absolute definite definitive prime imperious trenchant authoritative principal chief decided incisive certain settling crisp settled peremptory foreshadowing litmus test predictive prognosticatory phenomenal inspiring exciting intriguing remarkable fated thrilling exhilarating extraordinary

Antonym of direful

direful Idiom, Proverb

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