Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
dire /'daiə/
  • tính từ
    • thảm khốc, khốc liệt, tàn khốc; kinh khủng
      • with dire crueltry: với sự tàn bạo kinh khủng
Concise Dictionary
+fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
+causing fear or dread or terror

Advanced English Dictionary
+ 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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