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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a desperate, critical, or terrible manner.

Usage examples (25)
  • Adjective, : a dire calamity. ,dire predictions about the stock market. ,in dire need of food
  • Speaking as one of the direly underpaid, I say: huzzah!
  • Frau von Schreiber predicted direly to the closing door.
  • In 21st Century America, it is a direly unpopular cause. for more
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