- N-UNCOUNTDesperation is the feeling that you have when you are in such a bad situation that you will try anything to change it.
This feeling of desperation and helplessness was common to most of the refugees...
In desperation I joined a physical exercise class.
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Desperation — is an emotional state of mind of a person who feel as if they are left with no options, and therefore will make rash decisions and are more willing to accept any option that is available to them despite their preference. Desperation can refer to … Wikipedia
Desperation — Des per*a tion, n. [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.] 1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope. [1913 Webster] This desperation of success chills all our industry. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of despair, or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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desperation — mid 14c., from M.Fr. désperation or directly from L. desperationem (nom. desperatio) despair, hopelessness, noun of action from pp. stem of desperare lose hope (see DESPAIR (Cf. despair)) … Etymology dictionary
desperation — [n1] hopelessness agony, anguish, anxiety, concern, dejection, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disconsolateness, distraction, distress, fear, gloom, grief, heartache, melancholy, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, torture,… … New thesaurus
desperation — index pessimism Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
desperation — hopelessness, despair, despondency, for lornness (see under DESPONDENT adj) Analogous words: fury, frenzy (see INSPIRATION): grit, pluck, guts, sand, *fortitude: recklessness, rashness, foolhardiness (see corresponding adjectives at ADVENTUROUS) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
desperation — ► NOUN ▪ a state of despair, especially as resulting in reckless behaviour … English terms dictionary
desperation — [des΄pər ā′shən] n. [ME desperacioun < L desperatio] 1. the state of being desperate 2. recklessness resulting from despair … English World dictionary
desperation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, sheer ▪ quiet ▪ growing, increasing ▪ We realized with a sense of growing desperation that nobody knew we were in there … Collocations dictionary
desperation — des|per|a|tion [ˌdespəˈreıʃən] n [U] the state of being desperate ▪ a look of desperation in/out of desperation ▪ She resorted to stealing food out of desperation. ▪ In desperation, we had to borrow the money … Dictionary of contemporary English