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Keep in mind that for him, safety means fewer innocents in direst danger.

He found the rest to be dedicated and ever ready to race into direst danger for the sake of complete strangers.

With a job approval rating of 51 percent according to Gallup, President Obama is not in the direst political shape.

And this time, the United States refrained from making the direst of unkeepable threats.

And they in turn were also reduced to the direst of straits.

We believe the direst ill afflicting civilization is the good young man.

Even the direst need will not bring me to apply for help to one with whom I should have to undergo a long struggle.

I never thought of selling them; and to mortgage them, in the hour of direst need, would have seemed to be a sacrilege.

For a swarm of locusts to visit the land they had thought one of the direst calamities that could come upon them.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to direst, such as: acute, extreme, critical, desperate, drastic, and burning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.