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Direr

Dire \Dire\ (d[imac]r), a. [Compar. Direr (d[imac]r"[~e]r); superl. Direst.] [L. dirus; of uncertain origin.]

  1. Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.

  2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.

    Dire was the tossing, deep the groans.
    --Milton.

    Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire.
    --Milton.

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direr

a. (en-comparative of: dire)