Origin of dire
OTHER WORDS FROM diredirely, adverbdireness, noun
How to use dire in a sentence
Keep in mind that for him, safety means fewer innocents in direst danger.Ray Kelly Has to Run for New York City Mayor. How Could He Not?|Michael Daly|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He found the rest to be dedicated and ever ready to race into direst danger for the sake of complete strangers.NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say|Michael Daly|November 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
With a job approval rating of 51 percent according to Gallup, President Obama is not in the direst political shape.
And this time, the United States refrained from making the direst of unkeepable threats.
And they in turn were also reduced to the direst of straits.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
We believe the direst ill afflicting civilization is the good young man.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
Even the direst need will not bring me to apply for help to one with whom I should have to undergo a long struggle.
I never thought of selling them; and to mortgage them, in the hour of direst need, would have seemed to be a sacrilege.File No. 113|Emile Gaboriau
For a swarm of locusts to visit the land they had thought one of the direst calamities that could come upon them.Little Folks|Various