Definition of desperation
1 : loss of hope and surrender to despair
2 : a state of hopelessness leading to rashness
Examples of desperation in a sentence
She felt overcome by desperation.
the desperation of severe poverty
They hired me out of desperation, because they couldn't get anyone else.
Finally, in desperation, he tried to flee the country.
First Known Use of desperation
DESPERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of desperation for English Language Learners
: a strong feeling of sadness, fear, and loss of hope
DESPERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of desperation for Students
: a condition of hopelessness often leading to recklessness
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