Dire Crossword Clue

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Dire Crossword Clue Answer is…

Answer: GRIM

This clue last appeared in the USA Today Crossword on January 13, 2024. If you need help with other clues, head to our USA Today Crossword January 13, 2024 Hints page. You can also find answers to past USA Today Crosswords.

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This clue has been used by other publishers in the past, and they have had different answers when published, so the below list is a compilation of all known answers that have been used for this clue.

  • GRIM (4 letters)
  • GRAVE (5 letters)

Clue & Answer Definitions

  • GRAVE (adjective)
    1. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    2. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
  • GRAVE (noun)
    1. a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    2. a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
  • GRAVE (verb)
    1. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    2. shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
  • GRIM (adjective)
    1. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    2. causing dejection

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