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direr, comparative; direst, superlative;
  1. (of a situation or event) Extremely serious or urgent
    • - dire consequences
  2. (of a warning or threat) Presaging disaster
    • - dire warnings about breathing the fumes

  1. desperate: 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: 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 ...
  3. Diré is a town of approximately 12,500 people in the Diré Cercle, Tombouctou Region, Mali. It is the capitol of one of six Cercles of the region, and the second largest town in the Region. There are many languages spoken in Diré, but the native language is Songhay. ...
  4. Dire is one of the 180 woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. 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. ...
  5. Diring may refer to: *Diring, Khoptoginsky Nasleg, Churapchinsky Ulus, Sakha Republic, a village (selo) in Khoptoginsky Nasleg of Churapchinsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic, Russia *Diring, Tyolyoysky Nasleg, Churapchinsky District, Sakha Republic, a village (selo) in Tyolyoysky Nasleg of ...
  6. Ill-boding; portentous; Dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable; Urgent, pressing
  7. (direly) In a dire manner
  8. (direness) The state or quality of being dire
  9. (JIH-rih) a fine imposed for committing a crime.
  10. to say, e.g., “Dice delle cose che non hanno senso.” (He says things that don’t make sense.)
  11. Dire Straits, the most played air scenario.