I adjective annihilative, appalling, awful, baleful, calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, catastrophical, deadly, demolishing, destroying, destructive, devastating, direful, disastrous, dismal, dreaded, dreadful, eradicative, exterminative, extirpative, extirpatory, extreme, fatal, fearful, fell, frightening, grave, grievous, grim, horrible, horrid, horrifying, ill-boding, ill-omened, inauspicious, lethal, ominous, portentous, ruinous, serious, sinister, terrible, tragic, tragical, unfortunate, unlucky, unpropitious, woeful, worst II index adverse (negative), bad (offensive), deplorable, disastrous, drastic, fatal, gross (flagrant), harmful, heinous, ominous, outrageous, pernicious, portentous (ominous), regrettable, serious (grave)

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