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Reckless, outrageous
“The Narcotics Branch arrested a desperate criminal.”
Feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
“There is no sense of self-pity or desperate longing for the outside world, tempting as that must be.”
In dire need of something
“There is a certain kind of quick courage that farmers - still the backbone of our wealth - have always shown in sudden desperate circumstance.”
Being filled with, or in a state of despair
“It is the desperate act of a person who is in deep mental anguish.”
Very grave
“Troops are needed to get food to people in desperate need.”
In dire need of something
“She was desperate to start a family.”
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