desperate desperate  /ˈdɛs prɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is frightened and in need of help
  2. (adj) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
  3. (adj) desperately determined
  4. (adj) (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
  5. (adj) showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  6. (adj) showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
  7. (adj) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Biturbo was the product of a desperate, under-funded company circling the drain of bankruptcy, and it shows.
  2. Whatever happens, just don't act desperate.
  3. In Asia and Latin America the simple but still desperate search for work moved millions to the packed cities.

News

  1. 'Desperate father' spray paints British queen's portrait

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A man defaced a portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth with paint at London's Westminster Abbey on Thursday, with a campaign group for fathers' rights saying he was one of its members making a "desperate" plea to the monarch for help. The painting of the 87-year-old monarch, "The Coronation Theatre: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" by London-based ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. 'Desperate father' spray paints the Queen's portrait

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - A man defaced a portrait of the Queen with paint at London's Westminster Abbey on Thursday, with a campaign group for fathers' rights saying he was one of its members making a "desperate" plea to the monarch for help. The painting of the 87-year-old monarch, "The Coronation Theatre: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II" by London-based artist Ralph ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Desperate Blackhawks send Game One into overtime

    (Reuters) - Dave Bolland and Johnny Oduya scored third period goals as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to tie the Boston Bruins 3-3 and send Game One of the Stanley Cup Final into overtime on Wednesday. Leading 2-1 on two Milan Lucic goals, Boston struck first again in the third on a Patrice Bergeron powerplay to restore a two-goal cushion. But the desperate Blackhawks refused to fold, Bolland ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "The second half wasn'ta soccer game - it was more like : a track meet. Back and forth, back and forth, both teams are so desperate," Howard added.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Tim Howard Source: Sportsbook Gurus

  2. "It may seem desperate to burn 100,000 kronor, but the situation is desperate as well," party leader Gudrun Schyman said.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Gudrun Schyman Source: Tampabay.com

  3. "There's no going back, it's time for me to move on," said Barry. "I'm desperate to play Champions League football and that's why I have to leave Villa." "Have Villa offered me anything to try to persuade me my future is at Villa Park,...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Gareth Barry Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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