Translation of "dire" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /daɪər/ us /daɪr/

very serious or extreme

extremo, serio, desesperada
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.

mainly UK informal very bad

I thought her latest book was dire!

(Translation of “dire” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈdaiə/

dreadful; perilous

terrible, espantoso, atroz
The weather was absolutely dire.

(Translation of “dire” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)