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dire

US [daɪr]
UK [ˈdaɪə(r)]
  • adj.极其严重的;危急的;极糟的;极差的
  • Web可怕的;悲惨的;极端的
Comparative Degree:direr  Superlative:direst  
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adj.
1.
[ubn]
极其严重的;危急的very serious
living in dire poverty
生活赤贫
dire warnings/threats
严重的警告╱威胁
Such action may have dire consequences .
这种行为可能产生严重后果。
We're in dire need of your help.
我们急需你的帮助。
The firm is in dire straits(= in a very difficult situation) and may go bankrupt.
这家公司已陷入极度困境之中,可能会破产。
2.
(informal)
极糟的;极差的very bad
The acting was dire.
这表演糟透了。

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