Is DESPERATE a scrabble word?

Words with Friends :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

Collins Scrabble Words :  YES

Official Tournament & Club Word List :  YES

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Definitions for the word 'desperate'


  1. DESPERATE, a person who is frightened and in need of help


  1. DESPERATE, showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  2. DESPERATE, fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
  3. DESPERATE, showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
  4. DESPERATE, arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
  5. DESPERATE, desperately determined
  6. DESPERATE, (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

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

How to use the word 'desperate' in a sentence

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

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