very bad, very serious or extreme, critical, desperate, critical
the dire issue of oil profits, that garbage looks dire,to find Bin Laden is a dire emergency, dire hurrican
Very similar to Dour, used in the same circumstances: Gay remarks, bad mistake, bad joke or generally being an Arsehole.
Gay Person: Oh! I love Space!
Normal Person: Dire!
abbreviation for diarrhea. The result of something that infuriates you becuase it is so stupid or corny in a kind of inexplicable way. ie. couples that take pictures of themselves kissing and post them on facebook, tear-jerking commercials, the movie Garden State, Uggs, adolescent livejournals.
"this elevator music is really giving me dire."
"Oh my God, that girl's outfit is giving me massive dire!"