HyperDic: dire

English > 2 senses of the word dire:
ADJECTIVEalldire, desperatefraught with extreme / extreme danger
alldire, awful, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
dire > pronunciation
Soundsday'er; day'r
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
admire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > dire: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningfraught with extreme / extreme danger; nearly hopeless.
Example "a dire emergency"
Synonymdesperate
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishdesesperado, grave
Catalandesesperat
English > dire: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Examples
  • "dire news"
  • "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
Synonymsawful, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible

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