desperate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having lost all hope; despairing.
    • Marked by, arising from, or showing despair: the hopeless appearance of hunger; a desperate weep for help.
    • Reckless or violent due to despair: a desperate criminal.
    • Undertaken away from extreme urgency or as a last resort: a desperate try to save yourself the household company.
    • Nearly hopeless; important: a desperate infection; a desperate situation.
    • Suffering or driven by great need or stress: desperate for recognition.
    • Extremely extreme: felt a desperate desire in truth.
    • becoming filled up with, or in a state of despair; hopeless.
    • Having careless abandon within the pursuit of an extreme desire.
    • very intense.
    • Without hope; provided to despair; hopeless.
    • Beyond hope; causing despair; excessively perilous; irretrievable; previous remedy, or, at least, extremely dangerous
    • Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; mad.
    • Extreme, in a bad feeling; outrageous; -- familiar with mark the extreme predominance of a poor high quality.
    • desperately determined
    • showing extreme urgency or strength specially considering great need or desire
    • arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    • fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    • (of persons) dangerously careless or violent as from urgency or despair
    • showing extreme nerve; especially of actions fearlessly undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  • noun:
    • One hopeless or hopeless.
    • somebody who is frightened plus in need of assistance
  • others:
    • Having no hope; hopeless; despairing.
    • Without take care of safety; incredibly rash; reckless from despair, enthusiasm, or ferocity: as, a desperate guy.
    • complete or resorted to without regard to consequences, or in the final extremity; showing despair or recklessness; incredibly hazardous: as, a desperate undertaking; hopeless treatments.
    • Beyond hope of recovery; irretrievable; irremediable; hopeless: as, desperate fortunes; a desperate situation or condition.
    • like becoming despaired of; very difficult to-do, handle, heal, or reclaim.
    • Synonyms and Headlong, violent, angry, crazy, mad, frantic.

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