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Desperate Adjective Synonyms
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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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