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The missing man's family is getting increasingly desperate.
In a desperate attempt to escape, he killed the guard.
They were sold by families desperate for money to buy food.
She was desperate to see him again.
the desperate plight of the refugees
Parts of this school are in desperate need of repair.
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English version of definition of desperate
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
relating to the work of a rabbi
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American definition of desperate from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.