Adjective(1) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless(2) causing fear or dread or terror
(1) In the margins other authors leave their marks, comments, and dire warnings.(2) Inevitably, this prompted more dire warnings about dwindling jobs in the fishing industry yesterday.(3) ING Barings widened the dire predictions to stg Ôö¼├║264 million on September 17.(4) I choked helplessly as the need for air became dire .(5) Some people have been making some pretty dire predictions about the depletion of oil reserves recently.(6) Discussion then moved on to other potential candidates in similar dire need of counselling.(7) Thus, the dire warnings offered by the commissioners were certainly not new to their audiences.(8) Are these dire warnings perhaps just a little exaggerated?(9) Ever more dire warnings of impending atrocities were appearing in the press from ' behind the scenes' sources.(10) Our Christmas dinner was immensely enjoyed by all, despite the dire shortage of drinks.(11) There were dire warnings of an ecological disaster and world oil prices through the roof as the Iraqis set fire to the oil fields.(12) There are others though who, not only cannot do this, but are in fact in very dire circumstances.(13) In the latter category is a piece about green potatoes, offering dire warnings against eating them.(14) Driving into the office he listened to the radio and heard dire warnings about increased security.(15) Reality is never messed with for long without the most dire , most immediate consequences.(16) The lessons appear clear: engage the moderates or the consequences could be dire .
(1) dire straits :: dire Straits
1. terrible ::
2. urgent ::
3. ominous ::
4. desperate ::
5. fearsome ::
Different Formsdire, direful, direly
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