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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desperate \Des"per*ate\, n.
     One desperate or hopeless. [Obs.]
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desperate \Des"per*ate\, a. [L. desperatus, p. p. of desperare.
     See Despair, and cf. Desperado.]
     1. Without hope; given to despair; hopeless. [Obs.]
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              I am desperate of obtaining her.      --Shak.
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     2. Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous;
        irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely
        dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.
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     3. Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard
        to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate
        effort. "Desperate expedients." --Macaulay.
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     4. Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the
        extreme predominance of a bad quality.
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              A desperate offendress against nature. --Shak.
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              The most desperate of reprobates.     --Macaulay.
  
     Syn: Hopeless; despairing; desponding; rash; headlong;
          precipitate; irretrievable; irrecoverable; forlorn; mad;
          furious; frantic.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  desperate
       adj 1: arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; "a
              despairing view of the world situation"; "the last
              despairing plea of the condemned criminal"; "a
              desperate cry for help"; "helpless and desperate--as
              if at the end of his tether"; "her desperate screams"
              [syn: despairing]
       2: desperately determined; "do-or-die revolutionaries"; "a
          do-or-die conflict" [syn: do-or-die(a)]
       3: (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency
          or despair; "a desperate criminal"; "taken hostage of
          desperate men"
       4: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously
          undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last
          desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate
          gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning
          point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic
          measures to save his life" [syn: heroic]
       5: showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of
          great need or desire; "felt a desperate urge to confess";
          "a desperate need for recognition"
       6: fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate
          illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate
          situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire
          emergency" [syn: dire]
       n : a person who is frightened and in need of help; "they prey
           on the hopes of the desperate"

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "desperate":
     Dionysiac, accident-prone, aching for, acute, affording no hope,
     amok, apathetic, atrocious, bacchic, baffled, balked, berserk,
     bleak, breakneck, careless, cheerless, climacteric, comfortless,
     compelling, concentrated, corybantic, craving, critical, crucial,
     crying, dangerous, desirous of, despairing, despondent, desponding,
     devil-may-care, dire, disconsolate, dismal, exquisite, fierce,
     foiled, foolhardy, forlorn, frantic, frenetic, frenzied,
     frustrated, furious, grave, great, grim, hard pressed, hard up,
     harum-scarum, hasty, hazardous, headlong, heinous, hopeless,
     hotheaded, hurried, impetuous, in despair, in desperate straits,
     in extremis, in extremities, like one possessed, mad, madding,
     maenadic, maniac, maniacal, monstrous, overeager, overenthusiastic,
     overzealous, panic-stricken, perilous, pinched, precarious,
     precipitant, precipitate, precipitous, pressing, rabid, raging,
     ranting, rash, raving, raving mad, reckless, running wild,
     scandalous, serious, shocking, slap-bang, slapdash, sorely pressed,
     stark-raving mad, straitened, tenuous, terrible, thwarted,
     uncontrollable, unhopeful, up against it, urgent, vehement,
     venturesome, vicious, violent, wanton, wild, without hope,
     wretched  
     
Din dicționarul Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DESPERATE. Of which there is no hope. 
       2. This term is used frequently, in making an inventory of a decedent's 
  effects, when a debt is considered so bad that there is no hope of 
  recovering it. It is then called a desperate debt, and, if it be so 
  returned, it will be prima facie, considered as desperate. See Toll. Ex. 248 
  2 Williams, Ex. 644; 1 Chit. Pr. 580. See Sperate. 
  
  

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