Dire is defined as something that is urgent.(adjective)
An example of dire is the warning to evacuate immediately.
The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror.(adjective)
An example of dire the need of a homeless person in winter.
See dire in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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adjective dir·er, dir·est
Origin: Latin dīrus, fearsome, terrible
Origin: ; akin to Greek deinos.
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