Is desperate a Scrabble word?

Yes, desperate is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 12 points in Scrabble, and 13 points in Words with Friends

Desperate is a valid Scrabble word.

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Dictionary definitions of the word desperate

The meaning of desperate


7 definitions of the word desperate.


  1. Arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
  2. Desperately determined
  3. (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
  4. Showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort
  5. Showing extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
  6. Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless


  1. A person who is frightened and in need of help

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in desperate?

9 Letter Words

2 Letter Words

1 Anagram of Desperate

Anagrams are words that use the same letters as other words, but in a different order.

Anagrams are sometimes called a Word Unscramble

Words that can be created with an extra letter added to desperate:

Unscramble the letters in desperate

There are 2 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'desperate'.