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Definition of 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.
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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