Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Without care for danger; reckless, as from despair.

Part of speech: adjective

Resorted to in extremity; hazardous; furious.

Part of speech: adjective

Regarded as hopeless; despaired of.

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Usage examples "desperate":

  1. I think she's desperate. - "The Fourth Series Plays, Complete", John Galsworthy.
  2. There was a time, Lucy, when such a design had not been so desperate, but now-" " Oh, not so desperate now, uncle, uncle- I could not live- not a moment- were he to perish in that dreadful manner. - "Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia", William Gilmore Simms.
  3. The Hawk covered the last few feet in a desperate rush, but he reached it too late. - "The Affair of the Brains", Anthony Gilmore.