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dire

Synonyms of dire in English:

adjective

  • 1 the dire economic situation
  • 2 he was in dire need of help
    urgent, desperate, pressing, crying, sore, grave, serious, extreme, acute, drastic
  • 3 dire warnings of fuel shortages
    ominous, gloomy, grim, dismal, unpropitious, inauspicious, unfavorable, pessimistic
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