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Synonyms for desperation
ˌdɛs pəˈreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. despair, desperation(noun)

    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"


  2. desperation(noun)

    desperate recklessness

    "it was a policy of desperation"


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desperation

    Discouragement is the result of so much repulse or failure as wears out courage. Discouragements too frequent and long continued may produce a settled hopelessness. Hopelessness is negative, and may result from simple apathy; despondency and despair are more emphatic and decided. Despondency is an incapacity for the present exercise of hope; despair is the utter abandonment of hope. Despondency relaxes energy and effort and is always attended with sadness or distress; despair may produce a stony calmness, or it may lead to desperation. Desperation is energized despair, vigorous in action, reckless of consequences.

    despair, despondency, discouragement, hopelessness

    anticipation, assurance, cheer, confidence, courage, elation, encouragement, expectancy, expectation, hope, hopefulness, trust

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desperation(n.)

    despair, hopelessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desperation(n)

    despair, hopelessness, recklessness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    despair, hopelessness, distress, despondency

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How to use desperation in a sentence?

  1. Tommy Thompson:

    Politically, they're getting pushed pretty hard on hydroxychloroquine, but they're standing up and saying that The FDA warning's not The FDA warning, you've got to applaud them for that. The desperation is there, but they're saying it still needs to be discussed.

  2. Henry Owens:

    You feel a sense of desperation, loneliness, i had no hope.

  3. Kwon Ji-an:

    I'd gotten treatment out of desperation that I really wanted to live, i don't get hurt any more even though I see those malevolent online comments, but now is time to discuss it as a serious social issue.

  4. Lisa Martin:

    Call it sleep deprivation or desperation, but something made me want to email the president that night, so I did.

  5. Carlos Andres Gomez:

    So many men in the world (are) living in this sort of quiet desperation, confined in this box of toxic masculinity.

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