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1 definition by Maurice B Thomas

 
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Driven to or resulting from the loss of hope; rash or violent because of despair;despairing: arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope; having a great desire,need,etc.;offering so little chance as for improvement, as to cause despair; extremely dangerous or serious; extreme; drastic;{Archaic}despairing; without hope
a desperate criminal; "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";"desperate for affection"; "a desperate illness";"in desperate need";"The Republicans are more desperate than ever."
by Maurice B Thomas August 30, 2006
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