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dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
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"
wicked, terrible, severe
adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"
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nerve-wracking, nerve-racking, trying, stressful
adj. extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
splendiferous, splendid, resplendent, glorious
adj. having great beauty and splendor; "a glorious spring morning"; "a glorious sunset"; "splendid costumes"; "a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
wild, tempestuous, raging, furious, angry
adj. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"
destructive
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
life-threatening, severe, serious, grievous, grave, dangerous
adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
dire, desperate
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
important, crucial
adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
urgent, pressing
adj. compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
frightful, fearful
adj. extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
sinister, dark, black
adj. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
weighty
adj. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry; "weighty problems"
cannibalic
adj. marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage
mammoth, gigantic
adj. so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth; "a gigantic redwood"; "gigantic disappointment"; "a mammoth ship"; "a mammoth multinational corporation"
ultra, radical, extremist
adj. (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm; "extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative"
outrageous, horrific, horrid, hideous
adj. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
penetrating, penetrative
adj. tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing; "a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface"; "a cold penetrating wind"; "a penetrating odor"
unpleasant
adj. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
upsetting, disconcerting
adj. causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
complex
adj. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
drastic
adj. forceful and extreme and rigorous; "drastic measures"
supreme
adj. highest in excellence or achievement; "supreme among musicians"; "a supreme endxxeavor"; "supreme courage"
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dismaying, appalling
adj. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
ugly, horrible, horrifying, frightful, atrocious
adj. provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
minacious, threatening, sinister, ominous, minatory, menacing, forbidding, baleful
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
hair-raising, nightmarish, bloodcurdling
adj. extremely alarming
shuddery, scarey, shivery, scary, chilling
adj. provoking fear terror; "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"
creepy-crawly, creepy
adj. causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin; "a creepy story"; "I had a creepy-crawly feeling"
redoubtable
adj. worthy of respect or honor; "born of a redoubtable family"
sick, macabre, gruesome, grisly, grim, ghastly
adj. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
hairy
adj. hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains"
terrifying, terrific
adj. causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"
intensified
adj. made more intense; "the intensified scrutiny of the candidate's background"
big, bad
adj. very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
blood-and-guts
adj. marked by great zeal or violence; "real blood-and-guts fiction"; "blood-and-guts football"
concentrated
adj. intensely focused; "her concentrated passion held them at bay"
overwhelming, consuming
adj. very intense; "politics is his consuming passion"; "overwhelming joy"
crash
adj. highly concentrated or intense: "a crash course"
keen, exquisite
adj. intense or sharp; "suffered exquisite pain"; "felt exquisite pleasure"
wild, violent
adj. (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"
violent, big, heavy, high
adj. marked by intense physical force: "a big wind"; "a violent squall"; "heavy seas"; "high winds"
raging
adj. very severe; "a raging thirst"; "a raging toothache"
intensive, concentrated
adj. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form; "the questioning was intensive"; "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labor-intensive industry"
intensive
adj. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form; "the questioning was intensive"; "intensive care"; "research-intensive"; "a labor-intensive industry"
main
adj. of force; of the greatest possible intensity; "by main strength"
strong
adj. not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber"
deep, thick
adj. (of darkness) very intense; "thick night"; "thick darkness"; "a face in deep shadow"; "deep night"
thickening
adj. becoming more intricate or complex; "a thickening plot"
unabated
adj. continuing at full strength or intensity; "the winds are unabated"; "the popularity of his books among young people continued unabated"
uttermost, extreme, utmost
adj. of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity; "extreme cold"; "extreme caution"; "extreme pleasure"; "utmost contempt"; "to the utmost degree"; "in the uttermost distress"
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mild
adj. moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"
terrific
adj. very great or intense; "a terrific noise"; "a terrific thunderstorm storm"; "fought a terrific battle"
superficial
adj. concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences"
shallow
adj. lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious; "shallow people"; "his arguments seemed shallow and tedious"
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