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Noun: desperation  ,de-spu'rey-shun
  1. A state in which all hope is lost or absent
    "courage born of desperation";
    - despair
  2. Desperate recklessness
    "it was a policy of desperation"

Derived forms: desperations

Type of: condition, foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness, status

Encyclopedia: Desperation, Nevada