Question by  corihendon (9)

How do you use the word "dire" in a sentence?


Answer by  Cubberley (69)

Due to the lack of water and diminishing chances for being rescued, the crew increasingly became aware that the survivors of the marooned boat were in a dire situation.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

"Dire" is an adjective, used to modify a noun. It carries a meaning of "dreadfully urgent". The country is in dire straits.


Answer by  Joven (163)

An example of using the word dire in a sentence is "The dire wolf attacked me in the forest as I was walking to my grandmother's house." In this instance dire refers to the wolf being very large.

Reply by philosophy (243):
I don't think this is a correct usage... the word "dire" is typically used to refer to a terrible situation, potentially without possible resolution.  add a comment
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