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direly (adverb), more direly, most direly
1. Referring to a dreadfully and terribly bad condition: Madeline could only think direly of what the storm did to her house.
2. Relating to an indication of trouble, disaster, misfortune, etc.: The predictions were direly presented by Mildred's financial adviser.
3. Characteristic of an urgently or desperately bad circumstance: The people in the severe drought area were direly pleading for food.
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