Definitions of dire:
  • adjective:   causing fear or dread or terror
    Example: "Dire news"
  • adjective:   fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    Example: "A dire emergency"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #52133)

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