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Desperate Adjective Synonyms
anxious (for), craving, hungry (for), thirsty (for), needful (of), desirous (of), covetous (of), eager (for), longing or yearning (for), wishing (for), hoping (for), aching (for), pining (for)
She is desperate for attention.

urgent, pressing, compelling, serious, grave, acute, critical, crucial, great
There is a desperate need for medicines at the disaster site.

precarious, perilous, life-threatening, hazardous, dangerous, tenuous, hopeless, beyond hope or help
Avalanches are making the climbers' situation even more desperate.

careless, hasty, devil-may-care, wild, mad, frenetic, furious
They made a last desperate attack on the fort.

at one's wits' end, forlorn, despairing, despondent, wretched, at the end of one's tether, frantic
With no one to turn to for help, he was truly desperate.

Desperate Verb Synonyms
reckless, foolhardy, rash, impetuous, frantic, frenzied, panic-stricken
Desperate measures are required in such a desperate situation.

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