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Definition of desparate

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1. desperate [ a ] arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
Examples: "a despairing view of the world situation" "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal" "a desperate cry for help" "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether" "desperate screams"

Used in print:

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

As Hudson resumed his desperate criss-crossing of the little bay , every incident lessened the crew 's respect for him .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

This conformity represents a desperate attempt to stabilize a hopelessly unstable environment .

Since American life is committed above_all to productivity and a higher standard of economic life , the countervailing forces of residential and religious exclusiveness have fought a desperate , rearguard action against the expanding interdependence of the metropolis .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

After the collapse of that desperate and ill-fated campaign the character of the king degenerated for a time into a futility that was not merely pitiable but often ridiculous .

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Cobb watched this with hunted eyes , his desperate hope waning by the moment .

Synonyms desperate despairing Related Terms hopeless

2. desperate [ a ] desperately determined
Examples: "do-or-die revolutionaries" "a do-or-die conflict"

Synonyms desperate do-or-die Related Terms resolute

3. desperate [ a ] showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
Examples: "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber" "they took heroic measures to save his life"

Synonyms desperate heroic Related Terms brave

4. desperate [ a ] (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
Examples: "a desperate criminal" "taken hostage of desperate men"

Synonyms desperate Related Terms dangerous

5. desperate [ n ] a person who is frightened and in need of help
Examples: "they prey on the hopes of the desperate"

Used in print:

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

By preying on the sick , by playing callously on the hopes of the desperate , by causing the sufferer to delay proper medical_care , these medical ghouls create pain and misery by their very activity .

Synonyms desperate Related Terms unfortunate goner despair

6. desperate [ a ] showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
Examples: "felt a desperate urge to confess" "a desperate need for recognition"

Synonyms desperate Related Terms imperative

7. desperate [ a ] fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
Examples: "a desperate illness" "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall "a dire emergency"

Synonyms dire desperate Related Terms critical

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