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    dire - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dire

    (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
    (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.

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

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

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text: chandler i'm unemployed in dire need of
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