dire definition

  • adjective:
    • Warning of or having terrible or terrible effects; calamitous: a dire financial forecast; dire threats.
    • Urgent; desperate: in serious need; dire poverty.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • terrible; dismal; awful; bad; lamentable.
    • Urgent, pushing.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • Warning of or having dreadful or bad consequences; calamitous: a dire economic forecast; dire threats.
    • Evil in great level; dreadful; dismal; horrible; bad; lamentable.
    • fraught with severe risk; nearly hopeless
    • causing concern or dread or horror
    • Urgent; desperate: in serious need; serious impoverishment.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • terrible; dismal; terrible; terrible; lamentable.
    • Urgent, pressing.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • Evil in great level; dreadful; dismal; awful; awful; lamentable.
    • fraught with severe danger; almost hopeless
    • causing fear or fear or terror
    • Warning of or having terrible or terrible consequences; calamitous: a dire economic forecast; serious threats.
    • Urgent; hopeless: in serious need; dire poverty.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • Dreadful; dismal; horrible; awful; lamentable.
    • Urgent, pushing.
    • Ill-boding; portentous.
    • Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; terrible; terrible; lamentable.
    • fraught with severe risk; nearly hopeless
    • causing concern or dread or terror
  • others:
    • Causing or attended by great concern or terrible suffering; terrible; terrible: as, serious catastrophe; the serious link between intemperance.
    • Synonyms afraid, woeful, devastating, calamitous, destructive, terrific, awful, portentous.
    • Causing or attended by great worry or terrible suffering; terrible; awful: as, serious catastrophe; the serious link between intemperance.
    • Synonyms scared, woeful, disastrous, calamitous, destructive, great, awful, portentous.
    • Causing or attended by great fear or awful suffering; terrible; terrible: as, serious disaster; the serious link between intemperance.
    • Synonyms scared, woeful, devastating, calamitous, destructive, fantastic, awful, portentous.

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