Spanish translation of 'dire'
adjectiveWord forms: superlative direr
1. (= terrible)
[event, consequences, results] nefasto ⧫ funesto
[warning, prediction] alarmante
to be in dire need of sth necesitar algo desesperadamente
to be in dire straits estar en un serio aprieto or apuro
2. (informal) (= awful)
[film, book] pésimo ⧫ malísimo
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Example Sentences Including 'dire'
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City growth was itself distinctive, combining new manufacturing with huge swaths of dire poverty.World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)
Particularly in the cities, bad times forced many unskilled laborers and their families into dire poverty.The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)
If you are in dire need then seriously consider applying.Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)
The population was in dire need of a rallying cry.Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)
When you were in dire straits she was superb.The Glasgow Girls (1994)
A handful of times it has been utterly dire.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
More commonly, dire poverty was blamed on the poor themselves.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Yet now the building is in dire need of restoration.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Celtic insist that their rivals' dire situation is of no concern to them.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Initially, there will be uproar with protests and dire warnings of disaster.The Sun (2012)
This is a club in dire need of a bit of visible ambition.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No matter how dire something is, you can find something to laugh about.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Build more affordable homes or this dire situation will get worse.The Sun (2012)
It is an increasingly dire situation.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Pals egged him on and administrators caught wind of the assembly stunt and issued dire warnings.The Sun (2014)
Sudden share collapses are only usually triggered when companies issue dire profit warnings.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
THE country is in dire need of new homes.The Sun (2016)
The Left would explode with dire warnings of Right-wing influence on the national broadcaster.The Sun (2016)
The idea is to predict something so dire that you will have to do better.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Welfare handouts were designed as a safety net against dire poverty.The Sun (2012)
America's roads, airports and rail network are in dire need of upgrades.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But such dire warnings are not borne out by the facts.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The integrity of international sport is in dire straits.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
What is not in dispute is that thousands of people in this part of the world are in dire straits.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You do not need to be'at the very periphery' of the country to have an utterly dire service.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
There can be terrible fear that if the ritual is not strictly adhered to, something dire will happen.Beat Stress (1992)
To grow accustomed to humans in dire need is to become something less than human.Christianity Today (2000)
People come up with the best ideas when they are in dire straits.POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)
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British English: dire ADJECTIVE
Dire is used to emphasize how serious or terrible a situation or event is.
A government split would have dire consequences for domestic peace.
Translation of dire from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary