2. dinosaur => Greek deinos "terrible" => dire.
- dire: see dinosaur
- dire (adj.)
- 1560s, from Latin dirus "fearful, awful, boding ill," which is of unknown origin; perhaps from Oscan and Umbrian and perhaps cognate with Greek deinos, from PIE root *dwei-.
- 1. If we had a child, we'd be in really dire straits.
- 2. A government split would have dire consequences for domestic peace.
- 3. He was in dire need of hospital treatment.
- 4. living in dire poverty
- 5. There were dire warnings about the dangers of watching too much TV.
[ dire 造句 ]