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dire

 (dīr)
adj. dir·er, dir·est
1. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous: a dire economic forecast; dire threats.
2. Urgent; desperate: in dire need; dire poverty.

[Latin dīrus, fearsome, terrible; akin to Greek deinos.]

dire′ly adv.
dire′ness n.

dire

(daɪə)
adj (usually prenominal)
1. Also: direful disastrous; fearful
2. desperate; urgent: a dire need.
3. foreboding disaster; ominous: a dire warning.
[C16: from Latin dīrus ominous, fearful; related to Greek deos fear]
ˈdirely adv
ˈdireness n

dire

(daɪər)

adj. dir•er, dir•est.
1. causing or involving great fear or suffering; terrible.
2. indicating trouble, disaster, or the like: dire predictions.
3. urgent; desperate: in dire need.
[1560–70; < Latin dīrus fearful, unlucky]
dire′ly, adv.
dire′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dire - 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"
critical - being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"
2.dire - causing fear or dread or terrordire - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

dire

adjective
2. terrible, awful, appalling, dreadful, abysmal, frightful, godawful (slang) a book of verse which ranged from the barely tolerable to the utterly dire

dire

adjective
3. Compelling immediate attention:
4. So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis:
Translations
رَهيب، مُفْزِع، مُنْذِر بِكارِثَه
hrozný
forfærdeligrisikabel
hirveäkamalakauhea
hræîilegur, ógnòrunginn
drausmīgsšausmīgs

dire

[daɪəʳ] ADJ (direr (superl))
1. (= terrible) [event, consequences, results] → nefasto, funesto; [situation] → desesperado; [warning, prediction] → alarmante; [poverty] → extremo
to be in dire need of sthnecesitar algo desesperadamente
to be in dire straitsestar en un serio aprieto or apuro
2. (= awful) [film, book] → pésimo, malísimo

dire

[ˈdaɪər] adj
(= disastrous) [consequences] → terrible, désastreux/euse
(= extreme) [poverty] → extrême
to be in dire need of sth → avoir un besoin urgent de qch
to be in dire straits (financially)être dans une situation désespérée
(pejorative) (= awful) → affreux/euse

dire

adj
(= serious) consequencesverheerend; warning, prediction, threatunheilvoll; effectskatastrophal; situationmiserabel; (= desperate)verzweifelt; the dire state of the property marketdie miserable Lage auf dem Immobilienmarkt; in dire povertyin äußerster Armut; to do something out of dire necessityetw aus dringender Notwendigkeit tun; to be in dire need of somethingetw dringend brauchen; to be in dire straitsin einer ernsten Notlage sein; the economy is in dire straitsdie Wirtschaftslage ist katastrophal
(inf: = awful) → mies (inf); the standard is pretty diredas Niveau ist unter aller Kritik (inf)

dire

[ˈdaɪəʳ] adj (warning) → minaccioso/a; (consequences) → disastroso/a; (event) → terribile; (poverty) → nero/a
dire necessity → dura necessità
in dire straits → nei guai

dire

(ˈdaiə) adjective
dreadful; perilous.
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