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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

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 was a boy with one dream and one dream only: I wanted - no, strike that, I was desperate for - a room of my own. You see, in those days I shared a room with my little brother, Jesse, and it wasn't pretty. He was the Oscar to my Felix: messy, careless, and just a little bit sticky - exactly the way a kindergartner is supposed to be.
Nate Berkus

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

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

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
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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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