English adjective: desperate
|1.||desperate arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope|
|Samples||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.||desperate desperately determined|
A do-or-die conflict.
|3.||desperate (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair|
|Samples||A desperate criminal.|
Taken hostage of desperate men.
|4.||desperate showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort|
|Samples||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.
They took heroic measures to save his life.
|5.||desperate showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire|
|Samples||Felt a desperate urge to confess.|
A desperate need for recognition.
|Antonyms||beseeching, imploring, pleading|
|6.||desperate fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless|
|Samples||A desperate illness.|
On all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel.
A dire emergency.
English noun: desperate
|1.||desperate (person) a person who is frightened and in need of help|
|Samples||They prey on the hopes of the desperate.|
|Broader (hypernym)||unfortunate, unfortunate person|
|Narrower (hyponym)||goner, toast|