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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

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

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
Jodie Foster

I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.
Jim Carrey

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 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
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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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