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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
the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the light outside that you see during the day
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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American definition of desperate from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.