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Meaning of dire

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  dire
      adj 1: fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a
             desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a
             desperate situation due to lack of materiel"-
             G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency" [syn: {desperate},
             {dire}]
      2: causing fear or dread or terror; "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" [syn: {awful}, {dire},
         {direful}, {dread(a)}, {dreaded}, {dreadful}, {fearful},
         {fearsome}, {frightening}, {horrendous}, {horrific},
         {terrible}]


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