Definitions for diredaɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

diredaɪər(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.

Origin of dire:

1560–70; < L dīrus fearful, unlucky

dire′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desperate, dire(adj)

    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"

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dire(adjective)ɪər

    extremely bad

    dire weather conditions; in dire need of renovation

Wiktionary

  1. dire(Adjective)

    Ill-boding; portentous.

    dire omens

  2. dire(Adjective)

    Dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.

    dire consequences

  3. dire(Adjective)

    Urgent, pressing.

    dire need

  4. Origin: From dirus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dire

    ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens

  2. Dire

    evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable

Freebase

  1. Dire

    Dire is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Miyu was separated from Dire woreda. Located in the southern part of the Borena Zone, Dire is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the west by Teltele, on the north by Yabelo, on the northeast by Arero, and on the east by Moyale. Towns in Dire include Mega and Dubuluk.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dire(adjective)

dreadful; perilous.

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