Definition of 'desperation'
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This one lacks fear and desperation; it's almost too polite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes you pray out of sheer desperation. Christianity Today (2000)Gotta hide my desperation before it shows. The Sun (2010)Wild returns to the more familiar themes of quiet desperation and messed up lives. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This study of desperation and acute poverty is as tightly wound as a thriller. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a gesture of sheer desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Sufferers tend to live lives of quiet desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At one point the audience laughed in sheer desperation at a cat. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some have prospered but most lead lives of quiet desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It has been good to busy myself but a quiet desperation remains with me always. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You cannot manufacture fear and desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was a measure of the desperation of the situation that such valuable ships should be used in such a dangerous role. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Hamlet looks at the desperation of his situation, and audiences just react with laughter at moments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The helpless infant stirs a distant memory and provides a link to the humanity that poverty and desperation has all but crushed from him. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It smacks of sheer desperation. The Sun (2009)Old people are more likely to commit theft than other age groups, and they often do so out of poverty and desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They showed that desperation that I have been talking about. The Sun (2016)Out of sheer desperation I jumped out and ran to safety. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That might sound worthy to the point of torpor, but this study of desperation and acute poverty is as tightly wound as a thriller. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If suicide operations reflected Japanese desperation, it could not be claimed that they were ineffectual. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Hove Albion fans pushed hard for a new stadium for more than a decade and their home attendances over the past two seasons reflect that desperation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is it really love if I don't feel that fear or desperation? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes the handful of mothers who attend show their desperation by trying to grab the present bags, terrified that there won't be enough. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'desperation'
British English: desperation NOUN
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.
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