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Meaning of word desperate from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

desperate   noun

Meaning : A person who is frightened and in need of help.

Example : They prey on the hopes of the desperate.

desperate   adjective

Meaning : Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope.

Example : A despairing view of the world situation.
The last despairing plea of the condemned criminal.
A desperate cry for help.
Helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether.
Her desperate screams.

Synonyms : despairing

जिसकी आशा हत या नष्ट हो गयी हो।

विद्यालय में दाख़िला न मिलने के कारण हताश श्याम रोने लगा।
अलब्धाभीप्सित, आशाहीन, खिन्न, नाउम्मीद, निराश, भग्नाश, मायूस, हताश

Meaning : Desperately determined.

Example : Do-or-die revolutionaries.
A do-or-die conflict.

Synonyms : do-or-die

Meaning : (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair.

Example : A desperate criminal.
Taken hostage of desperate men.

Meaning : Showing extreme courage. Especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort.

Example : 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.
They took heroic measures to save his life.

Synonyms : heroic

Meaning : Showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire.

Example : Felt a desperate urge to confess.
A desperate need for recognition.

Meaning : Fraught with extreme danger. Nearly hopeless.

Example : A desperate illness.
On all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel.
A dire emergency.

Synonyms : dire


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