A person who is frightened and in need of help.
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.
Polish: desperacki, rozpaczliwy
of persons Dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair.
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.
Showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire.
Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless:
— A desperate illness.
— On all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel.
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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