- 不顾一切的,拼命的 ready to do anything regardless of danger
- [A]铤而走险的,孤注一掷的 tried when all else has failed
- [P]极想望的,极需要的 in great need
- 危急的,极严重的 extremely difficult and dangerous
a person who is frightened and in need of help;
"they prey on the hopes of the desperate"
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"
"a do-or-die conflict"
(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair;
"a desperate criminal"
"taken hostage of desperate men"
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"
"they took heroic measures to save his life"
showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire;
"felt a desperate urge to confess"
"a desperate need for recognition"
fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless;
"a desperate illness"
"on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"
"a dire emergency"
- The situation is desperate.
- I had no money left and was desperate.
- They made a desperate plea for help.
- His failure made him desperate.
- The man lost in the desert was desperate for water.
- He is desperate to get a job.
- He is a desperate criminal.
- They made a desperate attempt to save the company.
- The city is suffering a desperate shortage of water.
- The prisoners become desperate in their attempts to escape.
- The state of that country is desperate.
- He's desperate for money.
- They're desperate to escape.
I am desperate of obtaining her.出自：Two Gentlemen of Verona , Shakespeare
The situation was desperate but not hopeless.
desperate后可接不定式，表示“发疯似地想要……”。be desperate at ...属于固定搭配，表示“因……而绝望”。
When the war was over, Tom was desperate to return to civilian life.
- ☆ 15世纪初期进入英语，直接源自拉丁语的desperare，意为绝望的。