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See definition of direst on Dictionary.com
  • adj.urgent; crucial
  • adj.terrible, ominous

synonyms for direst

  • acute
  • critical
  • desperate
  • drastic
  • extreme
  • burning
  • clamant
  • clamorous
  • climacteric
  • crying
  • exigent
  • immoderate
  • imperative
  • importunate
  • instant
  • pressing

antonyms for direst

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • mild
  • unimportant
  • fortunate
  • good
  • lucky
  • nice
  • trivial
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How to use direst in a sentence

And they in turn were also reduced to the direst of straits.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
We believe the direst ill afflicting civilization is the good young man.
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
Even the direst need will not bring me to apply for help to one with whom I should have to undergo a long struggle.
L. ANNAEUS SENECA ON BENEFITSSENECA
I never thought of selling them; and to mortgage them, in the hour of direst need, would have seemed to be a sacrilege.
FILE NO. 113EMILE GABORIAU
For a swarm of locusts to visit the land they had thought one of the direst calamities that could come upon them.
LITTLE FOLKSVARIOUS
Idolatry is either a defiance or a forgetfulness of God,--high treason to the majesty of Heaven, entailing the direst calamities.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
Every where the plantation and the farm are made desolate—every where the direst distress is taking the place of comfort.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO. 2, AUGUST, 1862VARIOUS
Surely Heaven had sent her a friend in her direst distress, and she was truly grateful.
LITTLE FOLKS (NOVEMBER 1884)VARIOUS
But we are forever being disappointed of our direst fears, as well as of our dearest hopes.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Then were you young like myself; ay, and amiable amid the direst misfortunes.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
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