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TORTHAÍ IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
dáiríre1, m. (gs. ~). Earnestness, seriousness. I n~, in earnest. Is minic a tháinig an magadh go leaba an ~, what begins as a joke often becomes serious. S.a. súgradh.
dáiríre2, adv. & a3. Earnest, serious; in earnest, in reality. 1. Bheith ~ (faoi rud), to be in earnest (about sth.). ~ a bhí mé, I meant it. Ag magadh nó ~, joking or in earnest. Lom ~, in real earnest. ~ fíre, ~ píre, really and truly. 2. Is é a bhí ina cheann orthu ~, he was really their leader. Is tú atá ann ~, it is really you. Tá siad ag troid anois ~, now they are really fighting. 3. Duine ~, earnest, serious-minded, person. Caint dháiríre, serious talk. Thug sé gealltanas ~ dom, he made me a real promise. (Var:dáirírí, dáiríribh)
ABAIRTÍ IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ shúgradh is dáiríre, half in joke, half in earnest.
8. Teacht i ~ an dáiríre (le rud), to get down to brass tacks (with sth.).
Bheith ~ dáiríre, to be in dead earnest.
An ~ a chur ina dháiríre ar dhuine, to make s.o. laugh on the wrong side of his mouth.
Idir shúgradh is dáiríre, half in jest, half in earnest.
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