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. [1913 Webster]

2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable. [1913 Webster]

Dire was the tossing, deep the groans. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Gorgons and hydras and chimeras dire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hans Duerer — Hans Dürer (* 21. Februar 1490 in Nürnberg; † 1534 in Krakau) war ein deutscher Maler und Zeichner. Namensvarianten: Hans Derer, Hans Direr, Hans Dyrher, Johannes Derer, Johannes Direr, Johannes Dürer, Johannes Dyrer, Hanusz Derer, Hanusz Dürer,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Hans Dürer — (* 21. Februar 1490 in Nürnberg; † 1534 in Krakau) war ein deutscher Maler und Zeichner. Namensvarianten: Hans Derer, Hans Direr, Hans Dyrher, Johannes Derer, Johannes Direr, Johannes Dürer, Johannes Dyrer, Hanusz Derer, Hanusz Dürer, Hanusz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direst — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dire — adjective (direr; direst) Etymology: Latin dirus; akin to Greek deinos terrifying, Sanskrit dveṣṭi he hates Date: 1565 1. a. exciting horror < dire suffering > b. dismal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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