Definition for DES-PE-RA'TION


  1. A despairing; a giving up of hope; as, desperation of success. – Hammond.
  2. Hopelessness; despair; as, the men were in a state of desperation. Hence,
  3. Fury; rage; disregard of safety or danger; as, the men fought with desperation; they were urged to desperation.

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