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desperate

1. adjective lacking hope and willing to try anything2. adjective violent and dangerous3. adjective (of action) done as a last resort4. adjective needing or wanting sth very much5. adjective (of situation) extremely serious or dangerous6. adjective very bad or unpleasant7. adjective (of person) annoying 1 adjective lacking hope and willing to try anythingbaothdhána adj3  c m ua desperate act gníomh baothdhána, beart baothdhánahe looked desperate bhí cuma an éadóchais air, dhealraigh sé go raibh sé ar anchaoi, bhí cuma air go raibh drochdhóigh airher parents were desperate bhí a tuismitheoirí i mbarr a gcéillea desperate plea achainí ó chroí, achainí thruamhéalach I was getting desperate bhí mé ag dul as mo mheabhair, bhí mé réidh le mé féin a chaitheamh i bhfarraige 2 adjective violent and dangerousainsrianta  c m uthey were desperate criminals ba choirpigh iad nach raibh aird ar Dhia ná ar dhuine acu, ba choirpigh iad nach ligfeadh do rud ar bith bac a chur orthu
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3 adjective (of action) done as a last resorthe made a desperate attempt to rescue her rinne sé tréaniarracht í a tharrtháilthe school is engaged in a desperate fight for pupils tá an scoil ag troid go dian chun daltaí a mhealladhwe had to take desperate measures bhí orainn céimeanna éigeandála a ghlacadh I was forced to do something desperate cuireadh orm rud éigin uafásach a dhéanamh 4 adjective needing or wanting sth very muchgive us a fag - I'm desperate tabhair dom toitín - tá cíocras tobac ormthey're desperate for food tá siad marbh ag an ocras, tá siad stiúgtha leis an ocras, tá slabhra ocrais orthuhe was desperate for the toilet bhí sé réidh le pléascadhshe was desperate to see him again bhí sí ar bís chun é a fheiceáil arís, bhí sí i mbroid le hé a fheiceáil arísboth sides are desperate to avoid war tá an dá thaobh ag iarraidh cogadh a sheachaint ar ais nó ar éigeanhe's in desperate need of help tá géarghá aige le cúnamh, tá cabhair ag teastáil go géar uaidh, tá cuidiú de dhíth go crua air 5 adjective (of situation) extremely serious or dangerousuafásach adj1  c m umillteanach adj1  c m uit's a desperate situation is uafásach an scéal é, is bocht an scéal é, tá cúrsaí go hainnisthey're living in desperate poverty tá siad beo bocht, níl acu ach ón lámh go dtí an béalthe country is in a desperate state tá an tír ar anchaoi, tá drochdhóigh amach ar an tír 6 adjective informal very bad or unpleasantuafásach adj1  c m umillteanach adj1  c m uthis kitchen looks desperate tá cuma uafásach ar an gcistin seo, tá an-drochbhail ar an gcistin seoit was a desperate film scannán millteanach a bhí ann, ní raibh aon dealramh leis mar scannán, bhí sé lofa mar scannánthere's a desperate smell in this room tá boladh uafásach sa seomra seo, tá boladh damanta sa seomra seo that's desperate altogether tá sé sin uafásach amach is amach!, tá sé sin millteanach ar fad! 7 adjective informal (of person) annoyinghe's a desperate man tá an diabhal amach air, ní féidir bheith leis