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English definition of “desperate”


adjective (SERIOUS)    /ˈdes.pər.ət/ US  /-pɚ-/
C2 very serious or bad : desperate poverty a desperate shortage of food / supplies The situation is desperate - we have no food , very little water and no medical supplies .Serious and severeSevere very great or extreme : The earthquake survivors are in desperate need of help . He has a desperate desire to succeed .informal I'm in a desperate hurry .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of desperate adjective (SERIOUS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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