Desperate for recognition.
A desperate illness; a desperate situation.
A desperate attempt to save the family business.
In desperate need.
A desperate disease; desperate fortune.
An example of desperate is the feeling of sadness and like you have no prospects in life.
An example of desperate is the feeling when you really, really want a new car.
An example of desperate is an extreme attempt you make to get into a good school.
The desperate look of hunger; a desperate cry for help.
A desperate criminal.
Felt a desperate urge to tell the truth.
A desperate effort.
A desperate illness.