Dictionary Results for desperate


1. desperate - noun

· a person who is frightened and in need of help; "they prey on the hopes of the desperate"

Hypernym(s): unfortunate, unfortunate_person




2. desperate - adjective

· arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a despairing view of the world situation"; "the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams"

Synonym(s): despairing




3. desperate - adjective

· desperately determined; "do-or-die revolutionaries"; "a do-or-die conflict"

Synonym(s): do-or-die




4. desperate - adjective

· (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair; "a desperate criminal"; "taken hostage of desperate men"




5. desperate - adjective

· showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"

Synonym(s): heroic




6. desperate - adjective

· showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire; "felt a desperate urge to confess"; "a desperate need for recognition"




7. desperate - adjective

· fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"

Synonym(s): dire





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