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Adjective
In urgent need of immediate attention
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Extremely serious or urgent
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“But Wisconsin is arguably in the most dire straits.”
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Bodeful of bad or unfortunate consequences
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“The State Department has issued dire warnings with threats of tens of thousands of dollars in fines.”
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Characterized by low quality or standard
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Very severe or serious
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Denoting a high degree of seriousness
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Very serious or severe
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At the point of death
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