Translation of dire in Spanish:
adjective direrPronunciation: /ˈdaɪrər/, /ˈdaɪərə(r)/, direstPronunciation: /ˈdaɪrəst/, /ˈdaɪərɪst/
- 1 1.1 to be in dire straitsestar en una situación desesperadaExample sentences1.2 (very bad) (British English) [colloquial]
espantoso [colloquial]Example sentences
- He also warned the government of dire consequences if the administration tried to stop either of the batches.
- People are very reluctant to accept pay cuts, even when the company is in pretty dire straits.
- But Wisconsin is arguably in the most dire straits.
- This coincided with his appearance in the movie, a fact that overrode the track's dire, insipid quality.
- Unfortunately, the look is garish and the build quality dire.
- The second period wasn't dire in comparison to the first, but the game was in danger of dying a death after the interval.
- 2 (ominous) he made dire predictions about the economyhizo pronósticos más que alarmantes sobre la economíaExample sentences
- Here's to dire warnings, unsubstantiated threats and looking over our shoulders.
- The State Department has issued dire warnings with threats of tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
- There were dire warnings of an ecological disaster and world oil prices through the roof as the Iraqis set fire to the oil fields.
- 3 (desperate)(need/misery)
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