Desperation Definition

dĕspə-rāshən
noun
The state of being desperate.
Webster's New World
Recklessness resulting from despair.
Webster's New World
Desperation is defined as a loss of hope, or a great need that can make you act irrationally.
When you are absolutely starving and you steal a loaf of bread because you are feeling so hungry, this is an example of acting out of desperation.
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Other Word Forms of Desperation

Noun

Singular:
desperation
Plural:
desperations

Origin of Desperation

  • From Middle French desperation, from Latin desperatio.

    From Wiktionary

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