Desperation

  • 1 Desperation — is an emotional state of mind of a person who feel as if they are left with no options, and therefore will make rash decisions and are more willing to accept any option that is available to them despite their preference. Desperation can refer to …

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  • 2 Desperation — Des per*a tion, n. [L. desperatio: cf. OF. desperation.] 1. The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope. [1913 Webster] This desperation of success chills all our industry. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of despair, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Desperation — ist der Titel: eines Romans von Stephen King (1996), siehe Desperation (Roman) einer Verfilmung dieses Romans (2006), siehe Desperation (Film) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselbe …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 desperation — mid 14c., from M.Fr. désperation or directly from L. desperationem (nom. desperatio) despair, hopelessness, noun of action from pp. stem of desperare lose hope (see DESPAIR (Cf. despair)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 desperation — [n1] hopelessness agony, anguish, anxiety, concern, dejection, depression, desolation, despair, despondency, discomfort, disconsolateness, distraction, distress, fear, gloom, grief, heartache, melancholy, misery, pain, pang, sorrow, torture,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 desperation — index pessimism Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 desperation — hopelessness, despair, despondency, for lornness (see under DESPONDENT adj) Analogous words: fury, frenzy (see INSPIRATION): grit, pluck, guts, sand, *fortitude: recklessness, rashness, foolhardiness (see corresponding adjectives at ADVENTUROUS) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 desperation — ► NOUN ▪ a state of despair, especially as resulting in reckless behaviour …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 desperation — [des΄pər ā′shən] n. [ME desperacioun < L desperatio] 1. the state of being desperate 2. recklessness resulting from despair …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 desperation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, sheer ▪ quiet ▪ growing, increasing ▪ We realized with a sense of growing desperation that nobody knew we were in there …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 desperation — des|per|a|tion [ˌdespəˈreıʃən] n [U] the state of being desperate ▪ a look of desperation in/out of desperation ▪ She resorted to stealing food out of desperation. ▪ In desperation, we had to borrow the money …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 desperation — des|per|a|tion [ ,despə reıʃn ] noun uncount the worry and anger that someone feels because they do not know how to deal with a bad situation: the desperation felt by most victims of violence in desperation: In desperation I phoned the hospitals… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 desperation — [[t]de̱spəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Desperation is the feeling that you have when you are in such a bad situation that you will try anything to change it. This feeling of desperation and helplessness was common to most of the refugees... In… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 desperation — noun (U) the state of being desperate: a look of desperation in his eyes | in desperation: Finally, in desperation, we went to a pawnbroker …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 desperation — UK [ˌdespəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] the worry and anger that someone feels because they do not know how to deal with a bad situation the desperation felt by most victims of violence in desperation: In desperation I phoned the hospitals… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 desperation — n. in desperation * * * [ˌdespə reɪʃ(ə)n] in desperation …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 desperation — noun 1. a state in which all hope is lost or absent (Freq. 4) in the depths of despair they were rescued from despair at the last minute courage born of desperation • Syn: ↑despair • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Desperation — Désolation (film) Désolation (Desperation) est un téléfilm américain réalisé en 2005 par Mick Garris, adapté du roman Désolation de Stephen King. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution …

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  • 19 desperation — /des peuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being desperate or of having the recklessness of despair. 2. the act or fact of despairing; despair. [1325 75; ME desperacioun < L desperation (s. of desperatio). See DESPERATE, ION] Syn. 1. See despair.… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Desperation — adj exhibiting extreme keenness or urgency, especially in sport: a desperation tackle …

    Dictionary of Australian slang


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