Word "DIRE" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
Synonyms:
desperate
Examples:
a dire emergency

Part of Speech:
Adjective
Definition:
causing fear or dread or terror
Synonyms:
awful, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
Examples:
dire news
a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked

Crossword Clues for DIRE

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Urgent Premier Sunday 12 Jun 2022
Desperate The Washington Post 15 May 2022
Desperate LA Times Daily 15 May 2022
Abysmal The Telegraph Quick 01 May 2022
Extremely urgent Wall Street Journal 18 Apr 2022
Urgent USA Today 05 Apr 2022
Serious in a bad way USA Today 27 Mar 2022
More than serious Universal 27 Mar 2022
Really urgent USA Today 16 Mar 2022
Terrible Thomas Joseph 03 Mar 2022
Like some straits Newsday 03 Mar 2022
Very worrisome Newsday 23 Feb 2022
Urgent USA Today 15 Feb 2022
Terribly serious Universal 14 Feb 2022
Tragic Eugene Sheffer 03 Feb 2022
Grim New York Times 02 Feb 2022
Highly urgent The Washington Post Sunday 23 Jan 2022
Dreadful Thomas Joseph 17 Jan 2022
Urgent Universal 12 Nov 2021
Extremely urgent USA Today 31 Oct 2021
Extremely serious USA Today 29 Oct 2021
Grave, as circumstances Universal 17 Oct 2021
Dreadful USA Today 16 Oct 2021
Fraught with peril Newsday 14 Oct 2021
Tragic Eugene Sheffer 09 Oct 2021
Very serious indeed LA Times Daily 29 Sep 2021
Very serious indeed The Washington Post 29 Sep 2021
Not looking good at all New York Times 26 Sep 2021
Dangerously serious Universal 08 Sep 2021
Textile worker said to be dreadful The Telegraph Toughie 28 Jul 2021
Desperate, as straits The Washington Post 26 Jul 2021
Desperate, as straits LA Times Daily 26 Jul 2021
Dreadful bit of misdirection The Telegraph Toughie 22 Jun 2021
Like some straits The Washington Post 20 Jun 2021
Like some straits LA Times Daily 20 Jun 2021
Warning of disaster New York Times 15 Jun 2021
Like grave circumstances Universal 07 Jun 2021
Calamitous USA Today 12 May 2021
Boding disaster The Washington Post 06 May 2021
Boding disaster LA Times Daily 06 May 2021
It's not good for Geordie with no ego Irish Times Crosaire 03 May 2021
Dreadful Thomas Joseph 26 Apr 2021
Desperate, as need Universal 27 Mar 2021
Of urgent import Newsday 13 Mar 2021
Awful The Telegraph Quick 26 Jan 2021
Potentially ruinous The Washington Post 10 Jan 2021
Potentially ruinous LA Times Daily 10 Jan 2021
Pressing New York Times 08 Jan 2021
Very serious New York Times 03 Jan 2021
Calamitous The Washington Post 26 Dec 2020
Calamitous LA Times Daily 26 Dec 2020
Horrible day? That is about right The Telegraph Cryptic 22 Dec 2020
Desperate The Washington Post 07 Dec 2020
Desperate LA Times Daily 07 Dec 2020
Dangerously desperate Family Time 30 Nov 2020
Super-urgent USA Today 28 Nov 2020
Tragic Eugene Sheffer 17 Oct 2020
Extremely serious Universal 01 Oct 2020
Desperate, as straits LA Times Daily 22 Sep 2020
Desperate, as straits The Washington Post 22 Sep 2020
Portending disaster Universal 17 Sep 2020
Calamitous Wall Street Journal 17 Sep 2020
Dreadful Universal 26 Aug 2020
Extremely serious The Times Concise 25 Aug 2020
Catastrophic Universal 27 Jul 2020
Grim Universal 19 Jul 2020
In ___ straits USA Today 10 Jul 2020
Needing urgent attention Newsday 08 Jul 2020
Ominous The Washington Post 26 Jun 2020
Ominous LA Times Daily 26 Jun 2020
In ___ straits Universal 22 Jun 2020
Beyond serious Universal 02 Jun 2020
Really serious USA Today 17 May 2020
Highly worrisome Newsday 07 May 2020
___ straits USA Today 06 May 2020
In __ straits (needing help) Newsday 05 May 2020
Calamitous Newsday 19 Apr 2020
Word before 'straits' or 'consequences' USA Today 25 Feb 2020
Like desperate straits The Washington Post 13 Jan 2020
Like desperate straits LA Times Daily 13 Jan 2020
Urgent, as circumstances Universal 06 Jan 2020
Extreme USA Today 07 Dec 2019
Dreadful person running company? Not half The Telegraph Toughie 04 Dec 2019
Like some straits Universal 21 Nov 2019
__ straits (difficult position) Newsday 19 Nov 2019
Very worrisome Newsday 16 Oct 2019
Terrible The Telegraph Quick 25 Sep 2019
Catastrophic The Sun Two Speed 25 Aug 2019
Terrible anger found in duke's wake The Sun Two Speed 25 Aug 2019
Very serious, as straits The Washington Post 17 Jun 2019
Very serious, as straits LA Times Daily 17 Jun 2019
Grave Wall Street Journal 06 Jun 2019
In __ straits Newsday 08 May 2019
Ill-boding USA Today 15 Apr 2019
Ruinous Newsday 15 Mar 2019
In ___ straits (desperate) USA Today 27 Feb 2019
Duke with anger that's dreadful The Sun Two Speed 28 Jan 2019
Superserious New York Times 24 Jan 2019
Acute LA Times Daily 20 Jan 2019
Acute The Washington Post 20 Jan 2019
Fearful, as ''straits'' Newsday 08 Jan 2019
In ___ straits (desperate)
Superserious
Acute
Ominous
Grave
Very serious, as straits
Dreadful
Urgent
Urgent New York Times 12 Dec 2018
Terrible anger shown by Democrat The Telegraph Cryptic 30 Oct 2018
Dr. ___, producer of 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' The Washington Post Sunday 28 Oct 2018
Catastrophic New York Times 23 Oct 2018
Desperate Canadiana 08 Oct 2018
Potentially ruinous USA Today 02 Oct 2018
Type of warning Universal 29 Jul 2018
Critical Canadiana 18 Jun 2018
Potentially disastrous Newsday 17 Jun 2018
Dreadful Newsday 06 May 2018
In ___ straits New York Times 09 Apr 2018
Bank's dividend disclosure is terrible Irish Times Crosaire 06 Apr 2018
Very serious LA Times Daily 17 Feb 2018
Terrible director from Ireland Irish Times Crosaire 17 Feb 2018
Very serious The Washington Post 17 Feb 2018
Requiring immediate attention New York Times 16 Feb 2018
Calamitous Universal 13 Feb 2018
In ___ straits
Catastrophic
Very serious
Potentially ruinous
Type of warning
Calamitous
Desperate, as straits
Requiring immediate attention
Extremely urgent Newsday 26 Nov 2017
Threatening LA Times Daily 21 Nov 2017
Threatening The Washington Post 21 Nov 2017
Fraught with danger The Washington Post 16 Nov 2017
Fraught with danger LA Times Daily 16 Nov 2017
Frightful Wall Street Journal 10 Oct 2017
Song's no good -- awful The Telegraph Toughie 06 Sep 2017
Dreaded Thomas Joseph 17 Aug 2017
Like some straits New York Times 08 Aug 2017
Like desperate circumstances The Washington Post 03 Jul 2017
Like desperate circumstances LA Times Daily 03 Jul 2017
Dreadful, as circumstances New York Times 20 Jun 2017
Perilous Newsday 06 Jun 2017
Potentially disastrous USA Today 01 Jun 2017
Urgent Wall Street Journal 01 Jun 2017
Terrible anger shown by daughter The Telegraph Cryptic 16 May 2017
Nearly hopeless Universal 16 May 2017
More than serious New York Times 18 Mar 2017
Fraught with danger Universal 08 Mar 2017
Potentially disastrous The Washington Post 21 Feb 2017
Of serious risk Newsday 09 Feb 2017
Catastrophic Newsday 24 Jan 2017
Like some warnings LA Times Daily 19 Jan 2017
Urgent Newsday 17 Jan 2017
Fraught with danger
Potentially disastrous
Nearly hopeless
Fraught with danger
Catastrophic
Like desperate circumstances
Threatening
In __ straits (desperate) Newsday 01 Jan 2017
Dreadful, as circumstances
Like some straits
More than serious
Foreboding, as a forecast Newsday 18 Nov 2016
Dreadful, terrible Irish Times Simplex 11 Nov 2016
Desperate or calamitous Universal 14 Oct 2016
Not looking good, as a situation The Washington Post 11 Oct 2016
Desperate, as straits Universal 11 Sep 2016
Desperate, as circumstances Universal 01 Sep 2016
Desperately urgent The Washington Post 27 Jul 2016
Desperately urgent Newsday 01 Jun 2016
Dreadful The Telegraph Quick 31 May 2016
Looking grim The Washington Post 29 May 2016
Seemingly hopeless USA Today 27 May 2016
Calamitous The Chronicle of Higher Education 13 May 2016
Like some consequences Universal 24 Apr 2016
Terrible; urgent The Telegraph Quick 16 Apr 2016
Terrible Universal 07 Apr 2016
Seemingly hopeless Universal 24 Mar 2016
Terrible Newsday 20 Feb 2016
Extremely urgent Jonesin 02 Feb 2016
Like some consequences USA Today 08 Jan 2016
Calamitous
Desperate, as circumstances
Desperate, as straits
Like some consequences
Seemingly hopeless
Of very poor quality The Times Concise 30 Dec 2015
Life-or-death The Washington Post 24 Nov 2015
Kind of straits USA Today 08 Oct 2015
Very urgent Newsday 04 Oct 2015
More than serious USA Today 07 Sep 2015
Critical New York Times 05 Sep 2015
Desperate Universal 20 Aug 2015
Urgently desperate USA Today 06 Aug 2015
Potentially disastrous Universal 26 Jul 2015
Catastrophic Eugene Sheffer 16 Jul 2015
Urgent LA Times Daily 12 Jul 2015
Disastrous Newsday 12 Jun 2015
Descriptive of some undesirable consequences New York Times 09 Jun 2015
Catastrophic USA Today 11 May 2015
Urgent USA Today 04 Apr 2015
Critical LA Times Daily 15 Mar 2015
Cataclysmic The Chronicle of Higher Education 06 Mar 2015
Harrowing Jonesin 19 Feb 2015
Life-or-death Wall Street Journal 13 Feb 2015
Alarming Wall Street Journal 30 Jan 2015
Life-or-death Premier Sunday 04 Jan 2015
Desperate
Cataclysmic
Dreadful
Life-or-death
Serious
Critical
Urgent
Disastrous
Very urgent
Critical
Descriptive of some undesirable consequences
Life-or-death
Desperate
Like some straits
Potentially disastrous
Catastrophic
In ___ straits
Kind of straits
More than serious
Urgent
Urgently desperate
Alarming
Life-or-death
"___ Wolf" Grateful Dead
Modifier for straits
In ___ straits
Seemingly hopeless
Very urgent
Very urgent
Very urgent
Terrible
Calamitous
Like some bears' market predictions
Fraught with danger
Fraught with danger
Grim
In __ straits (desperate)
Catastrophic
Grim, grave, or grievous
Very serious
Portending disaster
Grave
Urgently desperate
Calamitous
Fraught with danger, as some circumstances
Kind of straits
Desperate
Dreadful
Like some straits?
Desperate
Catastrophic
Desperate
Like some circumstances
Fraught with peril
Acute
"Money for Nothing" ___ Straits
Urgent
More than serious
Pressing
In ___ straits
Calamitous
Like some straits
Like some straits
More than serious
Terrifying
Calamitous
In __ straits (needing help)
Desperate, as a warning
Desperate, as circumstances
___ straits
Extreme
Emergency-related
Extremely serious
"Sultans of Swing" ___ Straits
Urgent
Grievous
Ominous
Calamitous
Desperate, as straits
Like some consequences
Urgent
___ Straits ("Brothers in Arms" band)
Ominous
Like some consequences
Critical
Awful
Fraught with peril
Dreadful, as consequences
Desperate, as straits
Awful
Desperately urgent
Alarming
In __ straits
Ominous
Not just serious
Not looking good, to say the least
Of the utmost concern
Appalling
Very serious
Desperate
Fearsome
Needing immediate attention
Presaging disaster
___ straits
Calamitous
Extremely urgent
Critical
Likely to end badly
Desperately urgent
Like some straits
Harrowing
Very serious
Extremely worrisome
Extremely serious
Extremely worrisome
Life-or-death
Really dreadful
Calamitous
Desperate
Extremely worrisome
Threatening disaster
Terrible
Life-or-death
Foreboding trouble
Grave
Very serious
Dreadful
Dreadful, as consequences
Ominous
Dreadful, as consequences
Ominous
___ straits
Drastic
Desperately urgent
__ straits (difficult position)
Like some predictions
Fraught with danger, as circumstances
Looking grim
Like some straits
Kind of emergency
Desperate
Hardly looking good
Ominous
Awful
Dreadful
Desperate, as a warning
Acute
Desperate, as a situation
Fraught with danger
Like some circumstances
Urgent
Straits or consequences preceder
Macabre
Harrowing
Fraught with extreme danger
Terrible
Dreadful
Ominous
Urgent
Grave
Like some straits
Critical
Critical
Desperate
Portending disaster
Threatening
Extremely serious
Extremely worrisome
Ominous
Serious
Ominous
Pressing
Kind of need
Horrific
Calamitous
Desperate
___ Straits
Voir __
Worrisome
Urgent
Dreadful
Dreadful
Foreboding disaster
Desperate
Desperately urgent
Rock's __ Straits
Dreadful
Grim
Rock music's ___ Straits
Apocalyptic
Potentially disastrous
Kind of straits
Disastrous
Extremely urgent
Urgent
_____ Straits (rock group)
Calamitous, like a threat
Nearly hopeless
Horrific
Pressing
_____ Straits ("Sultans of Swing" group)
Desperately urgent
Calamitous
Sinister
Really bad
Dreadful
Awful
Horrible
Ominous
Rock band ___ Straits
Catastrophic
___ Straits
Rock's ___ Straits
Pressing
Kind of straits
Not looking good
Serious
Threatening
___ straits
Grim
Like some consequences
Fearful
Urgently desperate
Like 20-Across, often
Extreme
Pressing
Serious
Extreme
Rock's _____ Straits
Straits modifier
Very urgent
Terribly urgent
___ Straits of rock
Dismal
___ Straits, rock group
___ Straits (rock group)
Voir ___ (juror exam)
Drastic
Menacing
Tragic
Dreadful
Disastrous
Desperately urgent
Ill-boding
Potentially ruinous
Word with need or consequences
"___ Straits," rock group
Fearful
Fatal
Word with peril
C'est à ___
Some predictions
Kind of straits.
Baleful
Calamitous.
Most acute.
To say: Fr.
Terrible.
Voir ___, juror's oath.
To say; Fr.
Awful.
Extreme.
Dreadful.
Oppressive.
Ill-boding.
Dismal.
Disastrous.
Voir ___, oath taken by jurors.
Ominous.
C'est-a- ___ (that is to say): Fr.
Portentous.
Foreboding.
Boding ill.
Drastic.
Critical.
Fatal.
Desperate.
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