Definition Of dire


(of a situation or event) extremely serious or urgent.

dire consequences

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.

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