Student Dictionary

One entry found for dire.
Main Entry: dire
Pronunciation: primarystressdimacr(schwa)r
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): dir·er; dir·est
1 : causing horror : DREADFUL <dire suffering>
2 : warning of disaster <a dire forecast>
3 : 1EXTREME 1 <dire need>
- dire·ly adverb
- dire·ness noun

Pronunciation Symbols