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    dire - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dire

    Definition
    (adj) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    Synonyms : desperate
    Example Sentence
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel
    • a dire emergency
    Definition
    (adj) causing fear or dread or terror
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dire

dire = General Dyer who was the cause of great terror and sorrow in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

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dire sounds like "fire" which is the warning for disaster

dire...die er condition..i mean disastrous condition...

Tyre puncture while driving --- dire ---- leads to disaster

ire- split it inot i and re. i re,i saw it re, i warn u re...

DIRE also means Desperate or Urgent, eg. in dire need. So, DIRE - De-sI-RE ... desperate desire or urgent.

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