Definition Of dire
(of a situation or event) extremely serious or urgent.
Example Of dire
"In this village most families are in dire poverty, " he said.
"The situation is pretty dire , " said Thomas.
After considering the White House's latest policy proposals, some top economists are making very dire predictions indeed.
Are these dire warnings perhaps just a little exaggerated?
As winter sets in, as many as 5 million face dire food shortages.