Today’s word of the day is ‘Dire‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Dire [dahyuhr ]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is an adjective, i.e., it adds more information about the noun or sentence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
No, the word is an adjective. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Bhayaanak
2. Spanish – Terrible
3. French – Terrible
4. Mandarin – Kěpà de
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. The president faces many dire challenges, but in one way, he has it easier than Obama did.
2. Pandemic’s burden on women has also been quantified nationally, and the data are dire.
3. In short, the United States must rearrange its priorities and spend more money on the most dire and most likely threats.
4. The commission predicted that the future would be bleaker and that there would be dire consequences for the state’s economy if sweeping changes were not made.
5. Salsman allegedly told her the situation was dire — she might face jail time.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
alarming, appalling, awful, calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, depressing, disastrous, dismal, distressing, dreadful, gloomy, grim, horrible, lamentable, shocking, ugly, unfortunate, afflictive, black, cruel, deplorable, fearful, fierce, frightful, grievous, redoubtable, regrettable, ruinous, scowling, terrific, woeful etc.
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
beautiful, blessed, bright, cheerful, cheering, comforting, encouraging, fortunate, good, happy, hopeful, joyful, light, lucky, pleasant, pleasing, sunny, wonderful, nice, trivial, unimportant etc.
My parents came here from Colombia during a time of great instability there. Escaping a dire economic situation at home, they moved to New Jersey, where they had friends and family, seeking a better life, and then moved to Boston after I was born.