Dictionary Results for dire


1. dire - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): desperate




2. dire - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): awful, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible





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