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despairing
  • v  abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart
  • s  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
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desperate
  • n  a person who is frightened and in need of help
    they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • s  arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    a desperate cry for help
    helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    her desperate screams
  • s  desperately determined
  • s  (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
    a desperate criminal
    taken hostage of desperate men
  • s  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
  • s  showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
    felt a desperate urge to confess
    a desperate need for recognition
  • s  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
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despicable
  • s  morally reprehensible
    would do something as despicable as murder
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despised
  • v  look down on with disdain
  • s  treated with contempt
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despiteful
  • s  showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
    a despiteful fiend
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despoiled
  • v  steal goods; take as spoils
  • v  destroy and strip of its possession
  • s  having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence
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despondent
  • s  without or almost without hope
    despondent about his failure
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despotic
  • a  belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
  • s  ruled by or characteristic of a despot
    moved from a feudal to a despotic order
    his administration was arrogant and despotic
  • s  characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    despotic rulers
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despotical
  • a  belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
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destined
  • v  decree or designate beforehand
    She was destined to become a great pianist
  • v  design or destine
  • s  headed or intending to head in a certain direction; often used as a combining form as in `college-bound students'
    a flight destined for New York
  • s  (usually followed by `to') governed by fate
    an old house destined to be demolished
    he is destined to be famous
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destitute
  • s  poor enough to need help from others
  • s  completely wanting or lacking
    young recruits destitute of experience
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destroyed
  • v  do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    The fire destroyed the house
  • v  destroy completely; damage irreparably
  • v  defeat soundly
  • v  put (an animal) to death
    The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid
  • a  spoiled or ruined or demolished
    war left many cities destroyed
    Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind
  • s  destroyed physically or morally
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destructible
  • a  easily destroyed
    destructible glassware
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destructive
  • a  causing destruction or much damage
    a policy that is destructive to the economy
    destructive criticism
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desultory
  • s  marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
    desultory thoughts
    the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties
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detachable
  • a  designed to be unfastened or disconnected without damage
    shirts with detachable collars
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detached
  • v  cause to become detached or separated; take off
  • v  separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
  • v  come to be detached
    His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery
  • s  showing lack of emotional involvement
    she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive
  • s  being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    she felt detached from the group
  • s  no longer connected or joined
    a detached part
    on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached
  • a  used of buildings; standing apart from others
    detached houses
    a detached garage
  • s  lacking affection or warm feeling
  • s  not fixed in position
    the detached shutter fell on him
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detailed
  • v  provide details for
  • v  assign to a specific task
    The ambulances were detailed to the fire station
  • s  developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    a detailed plan
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