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1. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope.

Synonyms

  • hopeless

Antonyms

  • inauspiciousness
  • unpropitiousness

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Desperate

  • averitt
  • carteret
  • commensurate
  • demeritt
  • disparate
  • everitt
  • favorite
  • inaugurate
  • invigorate
  • margaret

Sentences with desperate


1. Adjective
Someone planning to end her own life is in desperate pain and wants the hurt to end.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You’re desperate to make all the symptoms go away and get back to feeling like yourself.

Quotes about desperate


1. I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.
- Shania Twain

2. At least one reason for trying to live lives that make a difference is that by so living, we hope we will not be forgotten by those who benefit from our trying to make a difference. Yet to try to insure we will not be forgotten too often results in desperate manipulative strategies that are doomed to fail.
- Stanley Hauerwas

3. I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.
- Daniel Tammet

2. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] desperately determined.

Synonyms

  • do-or-die

Antonyms

  • felicitous
  • dishonor

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

3. desperate

noun. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] a person who is frightened and in need of help.

Synonyms

  • unfortunate person
  • toast
  • goner

Antonyms

  • unadventurous
  • cowardice
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

4. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort.

Synonyms

  • heroic
  • brave

Antonyms

  • achiever
  • privileged
  • fortunate

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

5. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair.

Synonyms

  • unsafe

Antonyms

  • cool
  • timid

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

6. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire.

Antonyms

  • auspicious

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)

7. desperate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsprɪt, ˈdɛspɝɪt'] fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless.

Synonyms

  • dire

Antonyms

  • lucky
  • successful

Etymology

  • desperatus (Latin)
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