Nouns (1)

desperate
n. a person who is frightened and in need of help; "they prey on the hopes of the desperate"

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Adjectives (4)

dire, desperate
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
heroic, desperate
adj. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort; "made a last desperate attempt to reach the climber"; "the desperate gallantry of our naval task forces marked the turning point in the Pacific war"- G.C.Marshall; "they took heroic measures to save his life"

Fuzzynyms (5)

urgent, pressing
adj. compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"
wicked, terrible, severe
adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough"

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life-threatening, severe, serious, grievous, grave, dangerous
adj. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
dire
adj. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency"
breakneck
adj. moving at very high speed; "a breakneck pace"
chanceful, dodgy, dicey, chancy
adj. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
harmful
adj. able or likely to do harm
wild, risky, hazardous
adj. involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"
insidious
adj. intended to entrap
on the hook
adj. caught in a difficult or dangerous situation; "there I was back on the hook"
touch-and-go, precarious, perilous, parlous
adj. fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
self-destructive, suicidal
adj. dangerous to yourself or your interests; "suicidal impulses"; "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy"; "a kamikaze pilot"
unreliable, treacherous
adj. dangerously unstable and unpredictable; "treacherous winding roads"; "an unreliable trestle"

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