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dire

adjective uk   /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. mainly UK informal very bad: I thought her latest book was dire!
Translations of “dire”
in Spanish terrible, espantoso, atroz…
in French terrible…
in German gräßlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重的, 危急的, 極端的…
in Russian ужасный, серьезный…
in Turkish müthiş, ürkütücü, korkunç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重的, 危急的, 极端的…
in Polish dramatyczny, skrajny…
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