Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
dire /'daiə/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- thảm khốc, khốc liệt, tàn khốc; kinh khủng
- with dire crueltry: với sự tàn bạo kinh khủng
direr|direst'daɪəAdvanced English Dictionary
+fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
+causing fear or dread or terror
+ adjective (direr, direst)
1 [usually before noun] (formal) very serious: living in dire poverty + dire warnings / threats + Such action may have dire consequences. + We're in dire need of your help. + The firm is in dire straits (= in a very difficult situation) and may go bankrupt.
2 (BrE, informal) very bad: The acting was dire.
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