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Definition of Desperate

Desperate

  1. Without hope; given to despair; hopeless.
  2. Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.
  3. Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort.
  4. Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality.
  5. One desperate or hopeless.

Desperate Quotations

People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think.
George Carlin

I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it.
Vivian Stanshall

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
Tennessee Williams

I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said 'Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.'
Nicole Kidman

That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin
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Desperate Translations

desperate in Dutch is radeloos, wanhopig
desperate in German is verzweifelt
desperate in Italian is disperato
desperate in Norwegian is desperat, fortvilet
desperate in Portuguese is desesperado
desperate in Spanish is desesperado
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