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Meaning & Definition of Desperation in English

English

Desperation

/dɛspəreʃən/

noun

1. A state in which all hope is lost or absent

  • "In the depths of despair"
  • "They were rescued from despair at the last minute"
  • "Courage born of desperation"
    synonym:
  • despair
  • ,
  • desperation

2. Desperate recklessness

  • "It was a policy of desperation"
    synonym:
  • desperation

Examples of using

Suicide is an act of desperation.