French translation of 'desperate'
1. [person] désespéré(e)
to be desperate with sth [anxiety, worry] être rongé(e) par qch
to get desperate commencer à désespérer
I was getting desperate. Je commençais à désespérer.
to be desperate for sth avoir désespérément besoin de qch
to be desperate to do sth ne chercher qu’à faire qch
to be desperate for sb to do sth vouloir à tout prix que qn fasse qch
2. [fugitive, criminal] prêt(e) à tout
[attempt, effort] désespéré(e)
a desperate situation une situation désespérée
4. [measures] désespéré(e) ⧫ extrême
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Example Sentences Including 'desperate'
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Everything had been so emotional, and she had been desperate for anyone but Hank's approval.KISSCUT (2002)
I'd be lost in the thousands of yelling fans desperate to welcome Jett back in triumph to his home town.DEAD BEAT (2002)
Certainly for him things are never going to be more desperate.CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2002)
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In Common Usage. desperate is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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'desperate' in Other Languages
British English: desperate /ˈdɛspərɪt; -prɪt/ ADJECTIVE
If you are desperate, you are in such a bad situation that you will try anything to change it.
He was desperate to get back to the city.
- American English: desperate
- Arabic: يَائِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: desesperado
- Chinese: 绝望的
- Croatian: očajan
- Czech: zoufalý
- Danish: desperat
- Dutch: wanhopig
- European Spanish: desesperado
- Finnish: epätoivoinen
- French: désespéré
- German: verzweifelt
- Greek: απελπισμένος
- Italian: disperato
- Japanese: 必死の
- Korean: 절망적인
- Norwegian: desperat
- Polish: zdesperowany
- European Portuguese: desesperado
- Romanian: disperat
- Russian: отчаянный
- Spanish: desesperado
- Swedish: desperat
- Thai: ซึ่งสิ้นหวัง
- Turkish: umutsuz
- Ukrainian: відчайдушний
- Vietnamese: liều lĩnh
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Translation of desperate from the Collins English to French Dictionary