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    desperate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word desperate

    (noun) a person who is frightened and in need of help
    Example Sentence
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
    (adj) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    Synonyms : despairing
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) desperately determined
    Synonyms : do-or-die
    Example Sentence
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict
    (adj) (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
    Example Sentence
    • a desperate criminal
    • taken hostage of desperate men
    (adj) showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
    Synonyms : heroic
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    • they took heroic measures to save his life
    (adj) showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
    Example Sentence
    • felt a desperate urge to confess
    • a desperate need for recognition
    (adj) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    Synonyms : dire
    Example Sentence
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel
    • a dire emergency
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for desperate

desperate(des+pe+rate)sarkar ne desh bechne per rate lagadiya uuske baad aandolan reckless and violent hogaya

dress+per+rate lost all hope of buying dress

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text: little desperate needy pathetic
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