Synonyms for Dire:
frightful, ghastly, unpleasant, alarming, repulsive, terrible, horrid, dreadful, horrible, appalling, hideous, awful.
•terrible, ominous (adjective)
dreadful, redoubtable, appalling, fearful, frightful, awful, horrible, alarming, horrid.
•urgent; crucial (adjective)
crying, instant, desperate, critical, climacteric, exigent, extreme, imperative, acute, pressing, burning.
n.poor, pitiful, low-grade, bad, second-rate, embarrassing, disgraceful. hellfire, severe, apocalyptic, fateful, serious, extreme, unlucky, ominous, warn, baneful, luck, rigorous, apocalyptical, profound, fire and brimstone, grave. formidable, tremendous, redoubtable, scary, fear. emergent, urgent, burning, exigent, imperative, crying, instant, big, pressing. climacteric, crucial, acute, safety. •dire (noun)
dread, direful, desperate, fearsome, horrendous, awful, fearful, frightening, terrible, critical, dreaded, dreadful, alarming, horrific.
hellfire, scary, low-grade, fire and brimstone, embarrassing, pitiful, poor, rigorous, apocalyptic, second-rate, apocalyptical. crucial, bad, exigent, redoubtable, pressing, emergent, profound, urgent, baneful, imperative. extreme, grave, crying, unlucky. formidable. fateful. burning. •crucial