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noun. ['ˌdɛspɝˈeɪʃən, ˌdɛspɝˈeɪʃɪn'] a state in which all hope is lost or absent.
Rhymes with Desperation
Sentences with desperation
1. Noun, singular or mass
If your neighbor is dropping his price every month or so, it appears like an act of desperation.
Quotes about desperation
1. Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs
2. Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.""I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
3. Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
noun. ['ˌdɛspɝˈeɪʃən, ˌdɛspɝˈeɪʃɪn'] desperate recklessness.