desperation

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French desperation, from Latin desperatio.

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NounEdit

desperation (countable and uncountable, plural desperations)

  1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
  2. A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 12:25