Definition of dire

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • dire is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • dire is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • dire is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 5

Definition of dire


  • fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a dire emergency

    Synonyms

    1. desperate
  • causing fear or dread or terror (adjective)

    Examples

    1. dire news
    2. a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked

    Synonyms

    1. awful
    2. direful
    3. dread
    4. dreaded
    5. dreadful
    6. fearful
    7. fearsome
    8. frightening
    9. horrendous
    10. horrific
    11. terrible

See definition of dire in Merriam Webster

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