Antonyms of adj dire

2 senses of dire

Sense 1
desperate, dire -- (fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency")

INDIRECT (VIA critical) -> noncritical, noncrucial -- (not in a state of crisis or emergency)

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Similarity of adj dire

2 senses of dire

Sense 1
desperate, dire -- (fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency")
       => critical (vs. noncritical) -- (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage")

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

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