desperate (adj.)
risky, dangerous, hazardous
1H6 II.i.45[Alen??on to all] Ne'er heard I of a warlike enterprise / More venturous or desperate than this
AYL V.iv.32[Orlando to Duke Senior, of Rosalind as Ganymede] [he] hath been tutored in the rudiments / Of many desperate studies
TS II.i.320[Baptista to all, of Petruchio and Katherina] now I play a merchant's part, / And venture madly on a desperate mart
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