how to pronounce dire

daɪɹ

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“… Services paints a more dire picture up …”

meanings of dire

adjective:

  1. Bad in quality, awful, terrible. His dire mistake allowed her to checkmate him with her next move.
  2. Requiring action to prevent bad consequences: urgent, pressing.
  3. Warning of bad consequences: ill-boding; portentous.
  4. Expressing bad consequences: dreadful; dismal.

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