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“… Services paints a more dire picture up …”

meanings of dire


  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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