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Meaning of DESPERATION

Pronunciation:  `despu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"
  2. [n]  a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"
 

DESPERATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: despair
 
 See Also: condition, foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness, status

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Des`per*a"tion\, n. [L. desperatio: cf. OF.
desperation.]
1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up
   of hope.

         This desperation of success chills all our industry.
                                               --Hammond.

2. A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of
   hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.

         In the desperation of the moment, the officers even
         tried to cut their way through with their swords.
                                               --W. Irving.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acedia, anguish, anxiety, anxiousness, apathy, cave of despair, cave of Trophonius, defeatism, dejection, depression, despair, desperateness, despondency, disconsolateness, discouragement, distress, foolhardiness, forlornness, gloom, heedlessness, hopelessness, impetuosity, imprudence, melancholy, misery, no exit, no way, no way out, pessimism, rashness, recklessness, sloth, sorrow, wretchedness
 

 

 

 

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