Bedeutung von “desperate” im Essential American English Dictionary

desperate

adjective us /ˈdes·pər·ət/

feeling that you have no hope and will do anything to change the situation you are in:

He was desperate to get her back.

needing or wanting something very much:

By two o’clock I was desperate for something to eat.
desperately adverb
desperation noun [ no plural ]

(Definition von “desperate” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)