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adjective dire pronunciation in British English /ˈdaɪə(r)/
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  1. 1
    very severe or serious
    News reports portray the situation as dire.
    in dire need: Refugees are arriving in dire need of food and medical attention.
    in dire straits (=in a very bad situation): The farming industry in this country is in extremely dire straits.
  2. 2
    saying that something very bad is going to happen
    a dire warning/threat/prediction: The newspapers have all issued dire warnings about the consequences of failure for the government.
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  3. 3
    informal of a very low standard
    The hotel we stayed in was dire.
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the buying and selling of human organs

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