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  1. ['desp(ə)rət] брит. / амер.


    1. безнадёжный; бесперспективный; безысходный

    2. отчаянный, доведённый до отчаяния; безрассудный, готовый на риск; крайний, чрезвычайный

    3. разг. испытывающий острую нужду (в чём-л.), снедаемый большим желанием (чего-л.)

    4. ужасный, отъявленный, страшный

  2. ['desp(ə)rət] брит. / амер.


    1. безнадёжно, без надежды

    2. крайне, ужасно, страшно, отчаянно

  3. ['desp(ə)reɪt]

    гл.; редк.

    доводить до отчаяния, приводить в состояние безысходности

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  1. отчаянный, безнадёжный

  2. доведённый до отчаяния; безрассудный

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Alyosha and the colonel had not yet grasped the situation, besides they couldn't see, and fancied up to the end that the two were whispering together; and yet the old man's desperate face alarmed them.
Алеша и полковник еще не успели ничего понять, да им и не видно было и до конца казалось, что те шепчутся; а между тем отчаянное лицо старика их тревожило.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
So eager was she, so desperate was her haste, that she even broke the branches, she, who had ever shown herself tender to the tiniest blades of grass.
Все это она делала с такой торопливостью, что ломала даже ветки, а ведь прежде она с уважением останавливалась перед самой малой былинкой.
Zola, Emile / Abbe Mouret's TransgressionЗоля, Эмиль / Проступок аббата Муре
Проступок аббата Муре
Золя, Эмиль
Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Zola, Emile
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
Mitya, in desperate haste, scarcely soaped his hands
Митя торопился и плохо было намылил руки.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
He heard cries coming from all sides: children sobbing, old men begging for forgiveness, desperate women searching for their children.
Со всех сторон слышались крики: плакал ребенок, молили о прощении старики, женщины в отчаянии звали своих детей.
Coelho, Paulo / The fifth mountainКоэльо, Пауло / Пятая гора
Пятая гора
Коэльо, Пауло
© Paulo Coelho, 1996
© Перевод, Эмин А.В., 2003
© "София", 2006
© ООО ИД "София", 2006
The fifth mountain
Coelho, Paulo
© 1998 by Paulo Coelho
'He'll be doing something desperate; he'll murder somebody.
— Он выкинет что-нибудь отчаянное! Он убьет кого-нибудь!
Диккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь и приключения Николаса НикльбиDickens, Charles / The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
Жизнь и приключения Николаса Никльби
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
Not stupid: just blind, reckless, desperate.
Не глупое: просто незрячее, отчаянное.
Faulkner, William / Light in AugustФолкнер, Уильям / Свет в августе
Свет в августе
Фолкнер, Уильям
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1985
Light in August
Faulkner, William
© 1932 by William Faulkner
© renewed 1959 by William Faulkner
He was in a perfect frenzy, desperate and perspiring.
Он был в исступлении, в отчаянии, в поту.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
“They were desperate times.”
– То были отчаянные времена.
Child, Lee / The EnemyЧайлд, Ли / Враг
Чайлд, Ли
© 2004 by Lee Child
© Перевод. В. Гольдич, И. Оганесова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Enemy
Child, Lee
© 2004 by Lee Child
That look was desperate-yet without understanding of what he asked.
И еще в его взгляде сквозило такое отчаяние...
Brooks, Terry / The Wishsong of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Песнь Шаннары
Песнь Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Wishsong of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1985 by Terrence D. Brooks
But, thinking this, he knew that none of it was possible, knew that he had been doing no more than conjuring up fantasies in a desperate effort to find some solution to his problem.
Нет, это все фантастические попытки найти решение проблемы.
Simak, Clifford D. / The Fellowship of the TalismanСаймак, Клиффорд Д. / Братство Талисмана
Братство Талисмана
Саймак, Клиффорд Д.
© 1978 by Clifford D. Simak
© Перевод. К. Королев, 2005
The Fellowship of the Talisman
Simak, Clifford D.
© 1978 by Clifford D. Simak
“Please!” The shouts are more desperate.
– Осторожнее! – В криках слышится отчаяние.
Meyer, Stephenie / The HostМайер, Стефани / Гостья
Майер, Стефани
© Н. Балашова, 2010
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers
© Stephenie Meyer, 2008
The Host
Meyer, Stephenie
© 2008 by Stephenie Meyer
With desperate haste he scrambled to the top of a knife edged ridge, then dropped to his knees with a groan.
В отчаянном броске Ранд вскарабкался на вершину острого, как нож, гребня горы и со стоном упал на колени.
Jordan, Robert / The Eye of the WorldДжордан, Роберт / Око мира
Око мира
Джордан, Роберт
The Eye of the World
Jordan, Robert
© 1990 by Robert Jordan
The emotions that churned inside would not be sorted out or dispersed; they screamed with voices that were garbled and confused, each desperate to be heard, each mindless.
Тревожные чувства, мучившие его, нельзя было точно определить или прогнать: они бессвязно кричали на разные голоса, все вперемешку, и каждый отчаянно старался, неся околесицу, заглушить другие.
Brooks, Terry / The Scions of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Потомки Шаннары
Потомки Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Scions of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1990 by Terry Brooks
But I, desperate with fear, tore my clothes from my body and showed the cruel scars that marked it.
Но я в отчаянии сорвал с себя одежду и, обнажив страшным раны, покрывавшие все мое тело, закричал матросам:
Haggard, Henry Rider / Montezuma's DaughterХаггард, Генри Райдер / Дочь Монтесумы
Дочь Монтесумы
Хаггард, Генри Райдер
© Издательство "Мысль", 1964
Montezuma's Daughter
Haggard, Henry Rider
© 2007 BiblioBazaar
Unlike his neighbors, he opened the border to desperate refugees, mostly women, children, and the elderly.
В отличие от своих соседей, он открыл границы для отчаявшихся беженцев, в основном женщин, детей и пожилых людей.
Weisbrode, KennethWeisbrode, Kenneth
isbrode, Kenneth
Weisbrode, Kennet
isbrode, Kenneth
Weisbrode, Kennet

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'desp(ə)rətAdjectiveбезнадёжный; бесперспективный; безысходныйExamples

Their case seemed desperate, for there was no one to help them. — Их случай казался безнадёжным, так как не было никого, кто бы мог им помочь.

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  1. 1.




desperate addict
закоренелый наркоман
desperate situation
безнадежное положение
desperate operation
операция отчаяния
desperate thirst
безумная жажда
desperate villain
закоренелый негодяй
desperate condition
безнадежное положение
desperate fool
отъявленный дурак
he sounded desperate
В голосе его звучало отчаяние.

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)desperating
Past Participle (Participle II)desperated
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I desperatewe desperate
you desperateyou desperate
he/she/it desperatesthey desperate
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am desperatingwe are desperating
you are desperatingyou are desperating
he/she/it is desperatingthey are desperating
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have desperatedwe have desperated
you have desperatedyou have desperated
he/she/it has desperatedthey have desperated
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been desperatingwe have been desperating
you have been desperatingyou have been desperating
he/she/it has been desperatingthey have been desperating
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I desperatedwe desperated
you desperatedyou desperated
he/she/it desperatedthey desperated
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was desperatingwe were desperating
you were desperatingyou were desperating
he/she/it was desperatingthey were desperating
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had desperatedwe had desperated
you had desperatedyou had desperated
he/she/it had desperatedthey had desperated
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been desperatingwe had been desperating
you had been desperatingyou had been desperating
he/she/it had been desperatingthey had been desperating
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will desperatewe shall/will desperate
you will desperateyou will desperate
he/she/it will desperatethey will desperate
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be desperatingwe shall/will be desperating
you will be desperatingyou will be desperating
he/she/it will be desperatingthey will be desperating
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have desperatedwe shall/will have desperated
you will have desperatedyou will have desperated
he/she/it will have desperatedthey will have desperated
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been desperatingwe shall/will have been desperating
you will have been desperatingyou will have been desperating
he/she/it will have been desperatingthey will have been desperating
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would desperatewe should/would desperate
you would desperateyou would desperate
he/she/it would desperatethey would desperate
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be desperatingwe should/would be desperating
you would be desperatingyou would be desperating
he/she/it would be desperatingthey would be desperating
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have desperatedwe should/would have desperated
you would have desperatedyou would have desperated
he/she/it would have desperatedthey would have desperated
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been desperatingwe should/would have been desperating
you would have been desperatingyou would have been desperating
he/she/it would have been desperatingthey would have been desperating
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am desperatedwe are desperated
you are desperatedyou are desperated
he/she/it is desperatedthey are desperated
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being desperatedwe are being desperated
you are being desperatedyou are being desperated
he/she/it is being desperatedthey are being desperated
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been desperatedwe have been desperated
you have been desperatedyou have been desperated
he/she/it has been desperatedthey have been desperated
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was desperatedwe were desperated
you were desperatedyou were desperated
he/she/it was desperatedthey were desperated
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being desperatedwe were being desperated
you were being desperatedyou were being desperated
he/she/it was being desperatedthey were being desperated
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been desperatedwe had been desperated
you had been desperatedyou had been desperated
he/she/it had been desperatedthey had been desperated
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be desperatedwe shall/will be desperated
you will be desperatedyou will be desperated
he/she/it will be desperatedthey will be desperated
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been desperatedwe shall/will have been desperated
you will have been desperatedyou will have been desperated
he/she/it will have been desperatedthey will have been desperated