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English definition of “dire”

dire

adjective     /daɪər/ US  /daɪr/
very serious or extreme : These people are in dire need of help . He gave a dire warning that an earthquake was imminent . This decision will have dire consequences for local people .Serious and severeSevere informal very bad : I thought that film was dire!Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of dire adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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