Definitions For Desperate


  • A person who is frightened and in need of help


  • Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  • Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
  • Showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
  • Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
  • Desperately determined
  • (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

Is Desperate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Desperate is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Desperate in a Sentence

  • The collapse of her business had made her desperate.
  • As the supply of food ran out, people became desperate.
  • We could hear their desperate cries for help.

Synonyms for Desperate

Antonyms for Desperate

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