What does desperation mean?

Definitions for desperation
ˌdɛs pəˈreɪ ʃəndes·per·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despair, desperation(noun)

    a state in which all hope is lost or absent

    "in the depths of despair"; "they were rescued from despair at the last minute"; "courage born of desperation"

  2. desperation(noun)

    desperate recklessness

    "it was a policy of desperation"

Wiktionary

  1. desperation(Noun)

    The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.

  2. desperation(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desperation(noun)

    the act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope

    Etymology: [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.]

  2. Desperation(noun)

    a state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury

    Etymology: [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.]

Freebase

  1. Desperation

    Desperation is a horror novel by Stephen King. It was published in 1996 at the same time as its "mirror" novel, The Regulators. It was made into a TV film starring Ron Perlman, Tom Skeritt, and Steven Weber in 2006. The two novels represent parallel universes relative to one another, and most of the characters present in one novel's world also exist in the other novel's reality, albeit in different circumstances.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of desperation in a Sentence

  1. Carlos Andres Gomez:

    So many men in the world (are) living in this sort of quiet desperation, confined in this box of toxic masculinity.

  2. Anthon St Maarten:

    If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

  4. John McDonnell:

    This towns fund smacks of desperation from a government reduced to bribing Members of Parliament to vote for their damaging flagship Brexit legislation.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Desperation is often more powerful than inspiration.

Images & Illustrations of desperation

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