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Feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with,
  1. Feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
    • - a desperate sadness enveloped Ruth
  2. (of an act or attempt) Tried in despair or when everything else has failed; having little hope of success
    • - drugs used in a desperate attempt to save his life
  3. (of a situation) Extremely bad, serious, or dangerous
    • - there is a desperate shortage of teachers
  4. (of a person) Having a great need or desire for something
    • - I am desperate for a cigarette
    • - the government is desperate to clean up Rio's streets
  5. (of a person or fight) Violent or dangerous
    • - a desperate criminal
    • - a desperate struggle

  1. despairing: arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "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"; "her desperate screams"
  2. a person who is frightened and in need of help; "they prey on the hopes of the desperate"
  3. desperately determined; "do-or-die revolutionaries"; "a do-or-die conflict"
  4. (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair; "a desperate criminal"; "taken hostage of desperate men"
  5. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C. ...
  6. showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire; "felt a desperate urge to confess"; "a desperate need for recognition"
  7. 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"
  8. (desperately) urgently: with great urgency; "health care reform is needed urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash"
  9. (desperately) in intense despair; "the child clung desperately to her mother"
  10. (desperation) desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"
  11. Desperate is the official debut studio album of Daphne Khoo. It was released in December, 2007. It contains the singles "Doll" and "Desperate". It is well-received in Southeast Asia, Singapore.
  12. Desperate is the first studio album and the second album by Australian band Divinyls, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music) by Chrysalis Records.
  13. Desperate is a 1947 suspense film noir directed by Anthony Mann.
  14. "Desperately" is the title of a country music song written by Bruce Robison and Monte Warden. Robison first recorded the song on his 1998 album Wrapped It was later covered by singer George Strait on his 2003 album Honkytonkville. ...
  15. (Desperation (TV movie)) Stephen King's Desperation is Stephen King's television movie adaptation of his own novel of the same name, which was filmed in 2004 and broadcast in 2006. ...
  16. Being filled with, or in a state of despair; hopeless; Reckless abandon in the pursuit of an extreme desire
  17. (desperation) The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope; A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury
  18. (desperately) in a way that is full of anxiety and worry
  19. (Desperation) on the part of people with a serious or terminal disease, or who have been told by their practitioner that their condition is "untreatable". These people may seek out treatment, disregarding the availability of scientific proof for its effectiveness.
  20. terrible  (isn't she/he so/just so Desperate)  awful   (Irish Roscommon etc slang)
  21. The sort of route (or section of route) involving lots of adventure climbing and very little in the way of protection or holds. Usually involves a lot of swearing, anxiety and RPs. [Dave Sheffield]
  22. Science Fiction/Boys In Town (version two)/Only Lonely (version two)
  23. A hopeless gambler; one who has no control over his or her tendency to bet.
  24. An adjective for a move or hold that is extremely difficult. Typically used to describe hold that can only be held for a second or used as transitional holds.