Word of the Day - desperate
desperate – d eh s p ax r ax t
a feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
I was desperate to get home.
reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness, or urgency having an urgent need, desire, etc.
leaving little or no hope; very serious or dangerous
extremely bad; intolerable or shocking
extreme or excessive.
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First known use
1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin dēspērātus, past participle of dēspērāre “to be without hope, despair”;