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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. desperate: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. desperate: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. desperate: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. desperate: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. desperate: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. desperate: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. desperate: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. Desperate: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. desperate: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. desperate: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. desperate: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Desperate, desperate: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. desperate: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  14. desperate: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  15. Desperate (album), Desperate (film), Desperate (song), Desperate: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  16. Desperate: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. desperate: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  18. desperate: Rhymezone [home, info]
  19. desperate: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  20. desperate: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  21. desperate: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  22. desperate: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  23. desperate: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  24. desperate: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  25. desperate: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  26. desperate: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. DESPERATE: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. DESPERATE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  2. desperate: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. desperate: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. desperate: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. desperate: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Desperate: Dublin Slang and Phrasebook [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (desperate)

noun:  a person who is frightened and in need of help ("They prey on the hopes of the desperate")
adjective:  desperately determined
adjective:  (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair ("A desperate criminal")
adjective:  showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort ("Made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber")
adjective:  fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless ("A desperate illness")
adjective:  showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire ("Felt a desperate urge to confess")
adjective:  arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope ("A desperate cry for help")

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