Origin of desperate
SYNONYMS FOR desperate
Related formsdes·per·ate·ly, adverbdes·per·ate·ness, nounqua·si-des·per·ate, adjectivequa·si-des·per·ate·ly, adverb
Can be confuseddesperate disparate
Examples from the Web for desperateness
Aye, "look up," for that's the only direction from which any help can relieve the desperateness of the situation.Quiet Talks on Following the Christ|S. D. Gordon
The desperateness of the situation was, however, manifest to all.
Only one who has seen California cactus thickets can realize the desperateness of this act.Glimpses of Three Coasts|Helen Hunt Jackson
Vigor even to desperateness of action both Nelson and Farragut on occasion showed—recklessness never.
I convinced him of its desperateness, and I unfolded to him my scheme.Hugo|Arnold Bennett