|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) With little hope; on a last resort.
2. (a.) Beyond hope; causing despair; extremely perilous; irretrievable; past cure, or, at least, extremely dangerous; as, a desperate disease; desperate fortune.
3. (a.) Proceeding from, or suggested by, despair; without regard to danger or safety; reckless; furious; as, a desperate effort.
4. (a.) Extreme, in a bad sense; outrageous; -- used to mark the extreme predominance of a bad quality.
5. (n.) One desperate or hopeless.
Desperate (8 Occurrences)
2 Samuel 12:18 It happened on the seventh day, that the child died. The servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, "Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he didn't listen to our voice. How will he then harm himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?" (See NIV)
Job 6:26 Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 60:3 You have shown your people hard things. You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger. (See NIV)
Psalms 79:8 Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 142:6 Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me. (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 17:11 In the day of your planting, you hedge it in. In the morning, you make your seed blossom, but the harvest flees away in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Isaiah 57:10 In the greatness of thy way thou hast laboured, Thou hast not said, 'It is desperate.' The life of thy hand thou hast found, Therefore thou hast not been sick. (YLT)
Jeremiah 17:16 And I hastened not from feeding after Thee, And the desperate day I have not desired, Thou -- Thou hast known, The produce of my lips, before Thy face it hath been, (YLT)