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desperate

noun

1 desperate

A person who is frightened and in need of help.

Polish: desperat



adjective

1 desperate

Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope:
— A desperate cry for help.
— Helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether.
— Her desperate screams.

synonym: despairing.

Roget 173: violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, ... show more

Roget 471: impossible; not possible etc. 470; absurd, contrary to reason; unlikely; unreasonable etc. 477; incredible etc. 485; beyond the bounds of reason, ... show more

Roget 704: difficult, not easy, hard, tough; troublesome, toilsome, irksome; operose, laborious, onerous, arduous, Herculean, formidable; sooner said than done; ... show more

Roget 859: hopeless, desperate, despairing, gone, in despair, au desespoir [Fr.], forlorn, desolate; inconsolable etc. (dejected) 837; broken hearted.    unpromising, ... show more

Roget 863: rash, incautious, indiscreet; imprudent, improvident, temerarious; uncalculating; heedless; careless etc. (neglectful) 460; without ballast, heels over head, ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Polish: desperacki, rozpaczliwy

2 desperate

Desperately determined.

synonym: do-or-die.

Polish: zdesperowany

3 desperate

of persons Dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair.

4 desperate

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.

synonym: heroic.

5 desperate

Showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire.

6 desperate

Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless:
— A desperate illness.
— On all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel.

synonym: dire.


Moby thesaurus: Dionysiac, accident-prone, aching for, acute, affording no hope, amok, apathetic, atrocious, bacchic, baffled, balked, berserk, bleak, breakneck, careless, cheerless, climacteric, comfortless, compelling, concentrated ... show more.

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