Desperation meaning

dĕspə-rāshən
The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
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The state of being desperate.
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Recklessness resulting from despair.
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The condition of being desperate.
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A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
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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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Recklessness arising from despair.
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Origin of desperation

  • From Middle French desperation, from Latin desperatio.

    From Wiktionary