desperate

How to spell desperate in italian

In italian, the word desperate can be spelled:

  • adj.
    1. Having lost all hope; despairing.
    2. Marked by, arising from, or showing despair: the desperate look of hunger; a desperate cry for help.
    3. Reckless or violent because of despair: a desperate criminal.
    4. Undertaken out of extreme urgency or as a last resort: a desperate attempt to save the family business.
    5. Nearly hopeless; critical: a desperate illness; a desperate situation.
    6. Suffering or driven by great need or distress: desperate for recognition.
    7. Extremely intense: felt a desperate urge to tell the truth.

    [Middle English desperat, from Latin dēspērātus, past participle of dēspērāre, to despair. See despair.]

    desperately des'per·ate·ly adv.
    desperateness des'per·ate·ness n.


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