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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dire·ful /ˈdaɪrfəl/
 (a.)可怕的,悲慘的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dire·ful a.  Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day. -- Dire*ful*ly, adv. -- Dire*ful*ness, n.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 direful
      adj : causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful
            risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful
            that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the
            headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it
            once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling";
            "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible
            curse" [syn: awful, dire, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful,
             fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific,
             terrible]