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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
desperate /'despərit/
  • tính từ
    • liều mạng, liều lĩnh
      • a desperate act: hành động liều lĩnh
      • a desperate fellow: một tay liều mạng
    • không còn hy vọng, tuyệt vọng
      • a desperate illness: chứng bệnh không còn hy vọng chữa khỏi
      • a desperate stituation: tình trạng tuyệt vọng
    • dữ dội, kinh khủng, ghê gớm
      • a desperate storm: cơn giông tố kinh khủng
      • a desperate smoker: tay nghiện thuốc lá kinh khủng
Concise Dictionary
+a person who is frightened and in need of help
+arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
+desperately determined
+(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
+showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
+showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
+fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 reckless, foolhardy, rash, impetuous, frantic, frenzied, panic-stricken:
Desperate measures are required in such a desperate situation.
2 careless, hasty, devil-may-care, wild, mad, frenetic, furious:
They made a last desperate attack on the fort.
3 anxious (for), craving, hungry (for), thirsty (for), needful (of), desirous (of), covetous (of), eager (for), longing or yearning (for), wishing (for), hoping (for), aching (for), pining (for):
She is desperate for attention.
4 urgent, pressing, compelling, serious, grave, acute, critical, crucial, great:
There is a desperate need for medicines at the disaster site.
5 precarious, perilous, life-threatening, hazardous, dangerous, tenuous, hopeless, beyond hope or help:
Avalanches are making the climbers' situation even more desperate.
6 at one's wits' end, forlorn, despairing, despondent, wretched, at the end of one's tether, frantic:
With no one to turn to for help, he was truly desperate.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 feeling or showing that you have little hope and are ready to do anything without worrying about danger to yourself or others: The prisoners grew increasingly desperate. + Stores are getting desperate after two years of poor sales. + Somewhere out there was a desperate man, cold, hungry, hunted. + I heard sounds of a desperate struggle, just above my room.
2 [usually before noun] (of an action) giving little hope of success; tried when everything else has failed: a desperate bid for freedom + She clung to the edge in a desperate attempt to save herself. + His increasing financial difficulties forced him to take desperate measures. + Doctors were fighting a desperate battle to save the little girl's life.
3 [not usually before noun] (for sth)
(to do sth) needing or wanting sth very much: He was so desperate for a job he would have done anything. + I was absolutely desperate to see her. + (informal) I'm desperate for a cigarette.
4 (of a situation) extremely serious or dangerous: The children are in desperate need of love and attention. + They face a desperate shortage of clean water.
desperately adverb: desperately ill / unhappy / lonely + He took a deep breath, desperately trying to keep calm. + They desperately wanted a child. + She looked desperately around for a weapon.
Collocation Dictionary


be, feel, look, seem, sound | become, get
I was starting to get desperate.
| make sb
The sudden loss of his money had made him desperate.


really | absolutely, utterly
She felt utterly desperate.
| increasingly | almost | a little, pretty, rather


I felt desperate about my future.

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