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Correct spelling:
dire
Definition:

Fearful; calamitous.

Synonyms:
awful (adjective)
appalling, repulsive, alarming, ghastly, frightful, hideous, terrible, unpleasant, awful, dreadful, horrid, horrible.
Other synonyms:
sunless, godforsaken, fire-and-brimstone, somber, dread, despairing, emergent, exigent, fearful, tenebrific, intimidating, noble, inauspicious, disconsolate, importunate, necessitous, ominous, apocalyptical, apocalyptic, hellfire, dismal, imposing, Cimmerian, critical, lugubrious, desperate, forlorn, ill, sullen, majestic, rigorous, bad, imperative, chill, tremendous, second-rate, elegiac, fateful, baleful, cloudy, black, dreich, crap, cheerless, luck, bleak, horrendous, crucial, redoubtable, morose, horrifying, clamant, terrible, terrific, embarrassing, awful, formidable, glum, dark, foreboding, comfortless, pitiful, imperious, hair-raising, doomy, desolate, do-or-die, compelling, heroic, lonesome, ill-boding, fearsome, miserable, scary, climacteric, disgraceful, grave, baneful, alarming, direful, lonely, poor, serious, drear, depressive, minatory, extreme, forbidding, burning, gray, stately, spine-chilling, dreary, depressing, big, severe, profound, low-grade, saturnine, unlucky, portentous, fear, funereal, solemn, threatening, instant, darkening, grand, wretched, tenebrous, morbid, plutonian, urgent, crying, pressing, cold, terrifying, acute, sinister, august, sepulchral, shocking, warn, dreadful, safety, horrific, murky, dreaded, menacing, frightening, urgent.
Common misspellings:
  1. dirve (31%)
  2. diar (25%)
  3. dier (19%)
  4. difrent (12%)
  5. dir (12%)
Examples of usage:
  1. Indeed, we had time; our ideas were in dire and utter confusion.
    - no - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian.
  2. It was impossible for the Republic, unless driven to it by dire necessity, to quarrel with its great ally.
    - no - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
  3. A terrific roar followed, the canvas was instantly torn open, and the whole tent fell in dire confusion on the top of its inmates.
    - no - "The Man-Wolf and Other Tales", Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. - "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009. - "Hunting the Lions", R.M. Ballantyne.
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 14,913,252 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jul 2012.

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