The definition of desperate is something sad or hopeless, or a feeling of really wanting something or of trying really hard to make something happen.(adjective)
See desperate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME desperat < L desperatus, pp. of desperare: see despair
See desperate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English desperat
Origin: , from Latin dēspērātus
Origin: , past participle of dēspērāre, to despair; see despair.
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