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.
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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