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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Reckless because of having no hope. Also: Very bad or hopeless.

Usage examples (41)
  • It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  • Felt a desperate urge to confess
  • A desperate criminal
  • A desperate illness for more
Tutoring comment
  • Many "disparate" (quite different or distinct) organizations joined together to help the "desperate" (extreme need or hopelessness) flood survivors.
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