What's the verb of "desperate", I think it's not "despair", because in this case when you are desperate, you are willing to do anything to get out of the bad situation. And with despair----it's when you have no hope.
- If there's not a verb, what constructions can work like it?
Willing to do anything.
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- Cambridge dictionary says: Desperation(NOUN) the feeling that you have when you are in such a bad situation that you are willing to take risks in order to change it:
- Desperate(Adjective): feeling that you have no hope and are ready to do anything to change the bad situation you are in:
Cambridge dictionary says:
Despair(noun): the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation:
Despair(Verb): to feel despair(noun) about something or someone:
Despairing(adjective): showing or feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation:
Thereby, as we can see, the nouns and adjectives are related because they imply the state of having no hope, but they also imply different reactions.