Noun(1) a person who is frightened and in need of help
Adjective(1) arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope(2) desperately determined(3) (of persons(4) showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort(5) showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire(6) fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
(1) We are still desperate for a midfield enforcer.(2) She was almost choking on a desperate sense of panic that she couldn't quite explain.(3) There is a certain kind of quick courage that farmers - still the backbone of our wealth - have always shown in sudden desperate circumstance.(4) It was a desperate attempt to save his marriage, which was on the verge of breaking up.(5) The post operator admitted there would be closures in a desperate bid to deal with the financial crisis gripping the company, but said they would not be on the scale that had been claimed.(6) We are now in a desperate situation and require urgent action.(7) A career woman was today in prison after swindling more than Ôö¼├║230,000 out of her employer in a desperate attempt to save her marriage.(8) With more than 190,000 children already malnourished, and many more at risk, the circumstances are increasingly desperate .(9) But the system within which those teachers are working is in desperate need of reform, in many ways, and at many levels.(10) Their situation is becoming increasingly desperate , with deep depression and anguish.(11) We may feel hopeless or fearful or desperate and still we have to go on.(12) I sudden felt a desperate sadness that someday she would not be there, or I would not be there for her.(13) You know those days when you are just desperate for someone to see things they way you do, to feel the things you feel, to cry over a stupid story, you ache to feel a connection with someone, anyone.(14) There are millions just like them, inhabiting the depths of poverty and hopelessness, suicidal and desperate .(15) The money does not exist, in the form of money-capital, to bring these economies out of this desperate , hopeless state.(16) They don't know this man, yet, they are so desperate for a human connection, to find that partner, they'll convince themselves this is the guy.