- adj.拼命的; 孤注一掷的; 极需要的; 极困难的; 极严重的; 绝望的
- 副词: desperately;
The enemy grew desperate at the defeat.
The prisoners grew more desperate.
He's desperate for money.
They made a desperate attempt to save the company.
The women's volleyball team put up a desperate fight to win the world championship at all costs.
The enemy became desperate at the defeat.
The report limned a desperate situation.
He was desperate for work to provide food for his children.
It would be a bit of an exaggeration to say that I'm desperate to leave.
He is a desperate criminal.
A desperate tiredness set in after hours of anxious waiting.
The government is desperate to regain credibility with the public.
He careened through foreign territories on a desperate kind of blitz.
He would never dream up a desperate scheme like that on his own.
He is desperate to pursue his vocation as an artist.
Though the brakes of his bike had somewhat gone wrong, he still shot the works in a desperate effort to win the race.
They'd been married nearly four years and June was desperate to start a family.
Many of the properties are in a desperate state but none is too far gone to save.
The desperate condition of the world is that madness has always been here, and that it will remain so for all time.
He is so deep in debt and desperate for money that he's apparently willing to say anything.
They admit they are now desperate for a lucky break.
He intercuts scenes of Rex getting more and more desperate with scenes of the abductor with his family.
Troops are needed to help get food into Kosovo where people are in desperate need.
Desperate with anxiety, Bob and Hans searched the whole house.
In a desperate attempt to stave off defeat, he reluctantly promised wholesale reform of the constitution.
It is one of the most desperate cases on her files.
You know the health service is in such a state and it's getting desperate now.
Later he turned his attention to the desperate state of housing in the province.
The President has so far refused to countersign the Prime Minister's desperate decree.
They are desperate to erase the memory of that last defeat in Cardiff.
For workers, especially low-paid workers, who desperately need their jobs yet know they can be easily replaced, gamification may feel more like the Hunger Games.
As I said, structural unemployment isn't a real problem, it's an excuse—a reason not to act on America's problems at a time when action is desperately needed.
The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug.
They are in desperate need of financial assistance.
I was lucky that my last desperate attempt led to a job.
2019年12月六级真题（第一套）听力 Section A
The company also embarked on a desperate cost-cutting program, which included the elimination of thousands of jobs.
2015年12月六级真题（第三套）阅读 Section A
But they will have to find the were-rabbit before gun-crazy hunter victor Quartermaine who is desperate to kill it.
2015年高考英语上海卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
The next time you're standing at the sink waiting for it to fill while cooking noodle soup that you'll have to eat until a large bag of cash falls out of the sky, don't be desperate.
2017年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Instead, the company has done precisely what it had long promised it would not challenge the constitutionality of Vermont’s rules in the federal court, as part of a desperate effort to keep its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant running.
"The lesser prairie chicken is in a desperate situation," said USFWS director Daniel Ashe.
2016年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
Instead, the company has done precisely what it had long promised it would not: challenge the constitutionality of Vermont's rules in the federal court, as part of a desperate effort to keep its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant running.
2012年考研真题（英语一）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
Nevertheless, the affordable housing situation is desperate.
2014年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
The Dutch giant Elsevier, which claims to publish 25% of the scientific papers produced in the world, made profits of more than £900m last year, while UK universities alone spent more than £210m in 2016 to enable researchers to access their own publicly f
2020年考研真题（英语一）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ
Yet these desperate measures have proved the right ones and, sadly for many journalists, they can be pushed further.
2011年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ收起真题例句
1. a person who is frightened and in need of help;
"they prey on the hopes of the desperate"
1. arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope;
"a despairing view of the world situation"
"the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"
"a desperate cry for help"
"helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"
"her desperate screams"
2. desperately determined;
"a do-or-die conflict"
3. (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair;
"a desperate criminal"
"taken hostage of desperate men"
4. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort;
"made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"
"the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall
"they took heroic measures to save his life"
5. showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire;
"felt a desperate urge to confess"
"a desperate need for recognition"
6. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless;
"a desperate illness"
"on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
"a dire emergency"
desperate diseases must have desperate remedies
(proverb)extreme measures are justified as a response to a difficult or dangerous situation