desperate /ˈdespərət/ adjective
WITHOUT HOPE › feeling that you have no hope and are ready to do anything to change the situation you are in: He was absolutely desperate and would have tried anything to get her back.
NEEDING SOMETHING › needing or wanting something very much: By two o'clock I was desperate for something to eat.
BAD › A desperate situation is very bad or serious: The economy is in a really desperate situation. desperately adverb desperation /ˌdespəˈreɪʃən/ noun [U]