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Word of the Day - desperate

How to Pronounce desperate
How to Pronounce 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.



Definition adjective

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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Synonyms for desperate

rash, frantic, grave, forlorn, desolate.


Dictionary Entries near desperate

despairing, despatch, despeciation, Despenser, desperado, desperate, desperately, desperation, despicable, despise, despite


First known use

1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin dēspērātus, past participle of dēspērāre “to be without hope, despair”;


Word of the Day - desperate
Word of the Day - desperate

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